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3 Common Misconceptions of Feeding Alfalfa to Horses

3 Common Misconceptions of Feeding Alfalfa to Horses

Many horse owners are aware, alfalfa has been blamed (justly or unjustly) for problems associated with horse health. “Too much of this nutrient”, “not enough of that nutrient” are common phrases found in discussions regarding alfalfa hay for horses....

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Horses – A Veteran’s Saving Grace

Horses – A Veteran’s Saving Grace

When you think about those currently serving in our armed forces and those who have served, would your initial thought be to pair up a veteran with 1,000 pound, four-legged soul? As a horse owner, you know and have experienced...

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History of the Triple Crown

History of the Triple Crown

We all sit on the edge of our seats waiting for the end of the Triple Crown 2019 racing season and what a bittersweet year it’s been for all. This historic and at times controversial race known...

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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...

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Feeding Neglected Horses

Feeding Neglected Horses

Starvation or malnutrition in horses can be caused by intentional neglect, ignorance, economic hardship of owner, disease, dentition, pecking order, parasites or seasonal variation in availability of pasture. Remarkably, horses can lose 30% or more of their body weight and...

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