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Feeding the Performance Horse

Feeding the Performance Horse

What makes a horse a performance horse? Performance is “loosely” defined as any form of work or forced physical activity. Work or physical activity can include walking, trotting, cantering, running, jumping, and turning. Therefore, a performance horses can include any horse that is actively ridden, trained or that may carry...

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How Winter Affects Horses - Temperatures & Feeding

How Winter Affects Horses - Temperatures & Feeding

During the winter season, temperatures typically fall below that necessary for pasture grass to grow. Pastures become rapidly depleted of natural forage and horses must increasingly rely on their owners to provide them with a nutritionally adequate diet. To properly feed a horse during the winter months, several key factors...

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Gastric Ulcers in Horses

Gastric Ulcers in Horses

We are in the heat of performance season (no pun intended)!

Do you know the prevalence of gastric ulcers in horses?

  • 93% of race horses
  • 58% of show horses
  • 25-50% of foals

Whether you’re a race horse trainer, western performance horse owner, dressage...

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Giving Horses Pills Just Got Easier

Giving Horses Pills Just Got Easier

Giving oral medications to horses can be an arduous task! Pastes are a little easier than other oral medications, often with a long syringe that can be placed towards the rear of the horse’s mouth. Pills however, can be very difficult to administer to our horses. Owners...

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