Category: Nutrition

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Vitamin E for Horses

The following article was written by equine nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty, PhD.  To read more nutrition articles by Dr. Getty, see her website.   Vitamin E – Requirement vs Recommendation Every few years, the National...

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Adaptogenic Herbs for Horses

When I took Dr. Kellon’s Nutrition as Therapy course several years ago, one of the many things I learned about was adaptogenic herbs–the ‘kingly’ herbs.  I have used them regularly with my horses ever since....

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Fifteen Fascinating Facts About Horse Digestion

I think many of us tend to ‘humanize’ our horses.  We think they should be clean.  We think they should wear nice, warm blankets when it’s cold.  And we think they should eat two or three meals a day–just like...

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Whole Foods for Horses

I have to admit, I spend quite a bit of time thinking about nutrition–my own and my horses’.  It’s become somewhat of a passion of mine.  And something I’ve been thinking a lot about...

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Hay Alternatives for Horses

Most of us understand the importance of having good quality forage for our horses.  Hay or pasture should be the cornerstone of every horse’s diet, and should be fed at 1.5 – 2% of the horse’s body weight each day (in...