Tagged: forage

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Feeding Free-Choice Forage

If there’s one thing I would like all horse owners to know–it’s how important forage is to the horse. Too many people  base their horses’ diets around a concentrate, when in fact, it should...

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Are You Feeding Enough Forage?

There was a time when I didn’t think much at all about how I fed my horses. I would just dump a can of whatever feed I felt was best at the time and...

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Making Feed Changes with Horses

Make feed changes slowly over a period of 7-10 days.  If you have horses, then chances are, you’ve seen this advice before.  But have you ever thought about why we need to make feed...

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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...

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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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Forage-Only Diet for Horses?

As horse owners, it seems we are constantly being told something different in regards to which feed is best for our horses.  Many feed companies are now making specially formulated feeds to address problems like obesity, insulin resistance, colic, and...