Horse Health

Good grazing during winter

Any gardener will tell you that winter is a time of planning, repairing and feeding for the growth expected in the new season. Paddocks are no different; paddock rotation is vital to give our grazing a chance to recover, providing a healthy mat of grass across the soil surface. This is vital for a number of reasons and not only ...

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Methods of processing raw materials

There are several different methods of processing. First, raw materials will be screened to remove particles that are either too small or too large, thereby cleaning the raw material. Some materials, like oat hay, are simply chopped up before being included. Whole cereal grains like maize can be cracked, rolled or crimped. Tough seed coats are de-hulled to crack them ...

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The nature of horse food – Part 1

The horse’s digestive system is unique and complicated, and mistreating it can lead to a myriad of problems. With the help of our expert, Dr Marion Young, we help you understand how it works and how the various feeds available affect it. Understanding the basics Before delving into the complicated labyrinth that makes up the digestive system of the horse, ...

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Rider nutrition and health – Part 1

  The media is filled with news and information on the latest ways to improve human health and athletic abilities. You can improve your physical performance in every area from cycling to golf to spelunking! Yet equestrians seldom get the same attention. Perhaps this is due to the long-held belief that the horse does all the work. Any rider will ...

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