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Be Cautious With Iron

Iron is essential for all forms of life; a mineral element that has no substitute and powers key life-sustaining reactions in your horse’s body.  Iron also has an insidious dark side. The most well know role of iron is in … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Feeding

As the country rapidly slips into winter, questions on cold weather feeding increase.  People want to know what to feed and how much more in winter. The short answer is, it depends. If you have done any reading on this … Continue reading

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Speed Up Shedding

Wouldn’t it be great if horses just slipped out of their winter coat like a snake shedding its skin?  Unfortunately, at best it’s not even close but there are factors that can slow it down which you should be aware … Continue reading

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Beautiful Winter Coats

In order to do its insulating job properly, your horse’s winter coat needs to have a degree of fluffiness to it.  It won’t lay flat and sleek like a seal’s in winter.  However, it can, and should, still have vibrant … Continue reading

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How Your Horse Stays Warm

We all know horses have a high tolerance for cold.  They have several different mechanisms for accomplishing this. Starting from the outside in, in cold weather your horse’s coat acts like a down jacket.  The fluffy undercoat stands on end … Continue reading

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