Category Archives: Nutrition

Safe Fruits and Veggies for Horses

In an effort to provide a more natural diet with REAL food, I’ve been giving my horses more fruits and veggies lately.  We all know about the standard healthy treats like apples and carrots, but what about other fruits and veggies?  Which ones are safe and which ones are not?  I’m happy to provide an […]

Feeding the Hard Keeper

The following post is written by Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty.  You can find more articles and information on her website: Getty Equine Nutrition.    You might be relieved to have a horse who doesn’t have an obesity problem. Carrying less weight certainly has its advantages: less strain on joints, faster metabolism, and lower risk […]

Alternative Options for COPD in Horses

The following is a guest post written by Fonna Lawhon, a horse owner who extensively researched alternative treatments for COPD in horse after her own horse was diagnosed with the disease.  Alternative Options for COPD in Horses     Living in southwest Florida with a horse that has COPD is quite the challenge. Summer presents such […]

Dried Nettle for Horses

It amazes me how much I’ve learned about herbs in the last few years.  And of course, I know I still have much more to learn.  But with each issue one of my horses faces, I usually discover a new herb that quickly becomes my ‘favorite’! One I discovered not too long ago is dried […]

Protein and Performance

The following post is written by Ellen Collinson.  Ellen has been studying, researching, and  practicing equine iridology and herbalism for over 20 years in the UK.  Her clients include leading players in all equine disciplines, including racing, dressage, eventing and show jumping as well as all round pleasure horse owners.  For more information about Ellen or […]