Category Archives: Nutrition

Free Choice Minerals for Horses

The following is an excerpt from an article entitled, Holistic Equine Nutrition written by Dr. Joyce Harman, of Harmany Equine Clinic, based in Virginia.  Mineral balance is perhaps even more critical than vitamin balance in a horse’s diet. There is a complex interaction between many minerals; even a slight excess of one mineral in a […]

Horse Hay Statistics

And finally, here is the third and final part of this informative series entitled ‘Feeding Horses on a Tight Budget’ by Dr. Christine King.  (Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of the series, if you missed them.) This post will focus on hay–including nutritional information, planning for your purchase, and additional feeding tips.  For more information or […]

The Horse’s Natural Diet

This is Part 2 of Dr. Christine King’s article, ‘Feeding Horses on a Budget’, which focuses on the horse’s natural diet.   To see Part 1 of this series, click here.  For more articles or to contact Dr. King, please visit her website. Feeding Horses on a Tight Budget (Part 2) (on economising without compromising) by […]

Feeding Horses on a Budget (Part 1)

The following article (which I will break into 3 separate blog posts) is written by Dr. Christine King, an Australian vet now based in North Carolina.  I have been a fan of Dr. King’s for a while now and always enjoy reading her holistic-based articles on horse health.  I think you will find the following information very […]

Natural Supplement Guide for Horses

A frequent question that I get is ‘How much of (insert supplement here) should I feed to my horse?’  The answer isn’t always simple and I want to make it clear that I am not a veterinarian nor an equine nutritionist.  I am just someone who happens to do a lot of research and who […]