Monthly Archives: December 2012

How much wood can a horse-chuck chuck.. oh that’s not right!

Is your little angel chewing your barn and fences to shreds? Horses can chew wood for a number of reasons. 1.)  They may have a legit vitamin/trace mineral deficiency and adding a compete vitamin/mineral supplement to their feed just may … Continue reading

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Food Pyra-what?

Whether you are horse or human, you must be conscious of what you eat.  With processed foods and feeds gaining popularity due to its convenience and affordability,  many of us have lost sight of the very foundation of healthy eating habits, … Continue reading

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My heart goes out to the families in Newtown, CT and to all the families who have ever experienced such tragedy.  This is sad news for such a happy season 😦

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That old saying again…

You can lead a horse to water… but he prefers it warm, clean and with a side of hay! Horses need to drink anywhere from 6 to 12 gallons of water daily to maintain proper hydration.  Inadequate water consumption can … Continue reading

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A is for Arabinogalactan

Arabinogalactan, a form of fiber usually isolated from the bark of the Larch tree, has well documented prebiotic effects on probiotic organisms within the digestive tract. Arabinogalactan also has a stimulatory effect on GALT (gut associated lymphoid tissue).  Read more on GALT … Continue reading

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The Dreaded C-word…

So… the C-word has reared it’s ugly face again… (in a whisper) COLIC.  After having mentally prepared myself for years to say good bye to my 25yo TB gelding for when his time comes, I have had to recently say … Continue reading

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Understanding a Horse’s Digestion The horse evolved to graze and process high fiber grasses, not grains or other concentrated feeds. To process these successfully requires a well coordinated interplay involving the horse’s own digestive enzymes and the microbes living in … Continue reading

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