Monthly Archives: July 2017

Feeding Yearlings

Whether you are prepping for sales and halter classes or trying your best to raise a healthy and sound youngster, careful attention to nutritional needs is a key component.  Yearlings should not be fed like little adults. This handsome devil … Continue reading

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You Can’t Always Follow Your Gut With An IR Horse

Following your gut instinct is good advice in some situations but gut, and even good old common sense, can also be wrong.  This is where fact and science come in. Correctly caring for a horse with insulin resistance takes some … Continue reading

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SPECIAL EDITION – False Advertising – Where’s the FDA When You Need Them?

I’m a big believer in the importance of nutrition but nothing makes it harder to keep nutrition front and center as a basic, main stream consideration, than outrageous claims being made. A feed manufacturer is claiming (illegally by the way) … Continue reading

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The Most Underappreciated Performance Enhancer

It’s free too.  Next to air, this is the single most important factor in supporting good performance and maximizing response to training and conditioning.  Water. The horse’s body is about 70% water.  From brain functioning to the cushion of joint … Continue reading

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Living with Old Soft Tissue Injuries

Tendon and suspensory ligament injuries plague horses performing in all disciplines.  Even pleasure horses and pasture ornaments may fall victim if they take the proverbial “bad step” over rough ground conditions. These are every bit as painful as bone or … Continue reading

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Plant Pigments and the Immune System

Green drinks are a hot human health craze these days and with good reason. Plant pigments possess a variety of beneficial properties for the immune system. Green pigment (chlorophyll) is only a piece of the picture.  Flavonoids, carotenes, lycopene, zeaxanthin, … Continue reading

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