Category: Forage

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Comparing Round Bale Feeders for Horses

The following is a study-based article I wrote for The Horse in 2011.  I don’t usually feed round bales to my horses, but I happened to be feeding them the year I wrote this article since...

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Selecting Hay for Horses: Which Type is Best?

Most of us know that forage should be the cornerstone of any horse’s diet, but when it comes to hay, which type is best for your horse?  Knowing some basic information about the different varieties...

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Nitrates in Horse Hay

The following article is written by Monique Warren, the owner of Hay Pillow Inc. Monique has been an equine guardian for forty years, and studying equine nutrition and horses feet is her passion. She resides...

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How Safe is Grass for Horses?

The following article is written by holistic veterinarian, Dr. Madalyn Ward, DVM, and is re-printed with permission.  Please see Dr. Ward’s website, Holistic Horsekeeping for more articles and information on holistic horse care.  ________________________________________________________________________...

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Alfalfa for Horses

Alfalfa was recently a topic of discussion on The Naturally Healthy Horse‘s Facebook page, and it seems that there are a few myths surrounding this type of forage.  I, personally, do not feed alfalfa...

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Soaking Hay to Reduce Sugars

  We often hear of the practice of hay soaking for horses with heaves (to reduce dust particles), but did you know that hay soaking is often beneficial for horses diagnosed with metabolic conditions?  When...