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Feeding In Winter

Forage first is always the rule of feeding horses, but in winter it may not be enough. Every horse has a LCT – lower critical temperature. This is the environmental temperature (air temperature + wind chill) below which the horse … Continue reading

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Topping Off Hay Diets

Hay is just dried grass and grass is the horse’s natural food so it shouldn’t need any supplementation – right? Wrong. Variety is a major difference between the diet of feral horses and that of  domesticated horses fed hay.  The … Continue reading

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Do Any Horses Benefit from Grain?

The current wisdom is that all horses should be fed forages only and never any grain.  While it’s certainly true that most horses do not need grain calories and are better off in many ways on a forage diet, there … Continue reading

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