Tag Archives: equine nutrition

Favorite Natural Horse Care Resources on the Web

If you’re like me, then you probably use the web quite a bit to find information relating to natural horse care. There’s a lot of great information out there and some sources are obviously more reliable than others. Consulting your veterinarian and other natural horse care professionals is always a great idea, but when that’s […]

Feeding the Equine Athlete

The following article was written by Dr. Juliet Getty, PhD, equine nutritionist and author of the book, Feed Your Horse Like a Horse.  ——————————————————————————————————————– Feeding the Top Performer We all admire the equine athlete, the captivating blend of speed, control, grace and endurance. But the added stress of performance requires an optimal diet, with plenty […]

Feeding the Older Horse

The following article is re-posted, with permission, from Getty Equine Nutrition.  It is written by Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty, PhD.  ‘The Healthy, Older Horse’ Meet Bugsy!  He is an Appendix Quarter Horse. When I rescued him, he was significantly underweight, suffered from an old stifle injury, and had a distrustful attitude. A few months later, he’s […]

Q & A with Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. has been called a “pioneer in free choice forage feeding,” and her articles and interviews often appear in national and international publications. Based in rural Waverly, Ohio, Dr. Getty runs a consulting company, Getty Equine Nutrition, LLC, through which she offers private consultations and designs customized feeding plans to promote horses’ health, […]

Forage: The Most Essential Part of your Horse’s Diet

Up until a few years ago, I had a common solution when my horses’ weight seemed to drop off (which was usually at the onset of winter)–increase the concentrates!  I believed what many horse owners are led to believe:  concentrates provide the majority of the horse’s nutrition.  I thought hay and grass were mostly fillers. It never occured to […]

Supplemental Magnesium for Horses

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to take Dr. Eleanor Kellon’s NRC (National Research Council) Plus and Nutrition as Therapy courses as part of my equine acupressure program.  I learned a great deal from the courses and would highly recommend them to anyone interested in equine nutrition. In the NRC Plus class, we learned how […]