A healthy horse with a gleaming coat: that’s what all owners want. But how can we get our horse in that condition? Is it just a question of applying a [...]
Trust, partnership & performance. Steffen Peters talks about the amazing experience in forming a partnership with his horses. (Steffen Peters is a German-born equestrian who competes for the United States in [...]
When a horse is insufficiently able to ‘flee’ from a situation or is unable to ‘manage’ it, it causes stress. Extreme forms of stress can lead to badly adjusted behavior. Stress may also be expressed less obviously – for example by poorer performance, loss of concentration and unruly behavior. Stress can also be revealed physically, such as by excessive sweating and foaming when not being worked hard (not to be confused with being unfit), increased heart rate, irregular gait and respiratory problems. The level of stress and how the horse deals with that depend on the character and temperament of the horse.
DO YOU KNOW WHY? While changes in management can also contribute to the higher incidence of colic as the weather gets colder, such as less time riding or less plentiful grass in pasture, there has long been known to a link between colic & cold weather changes. A possible reason for this is the dropping barometric pressure associated with most cold fronts. The more rapid & severe the drop, the more likely that the horse will experience gastrointestinal upset.
Finding the ideal feed for a horse is not always easy, but have you already considered the time of feeding to be important as well? Two different methods of digestion [...]
Mensa G is definitely all champion: like any self-respecting guy's-guy, he loves to eat and work out. The full Thoroughbred has seen success both on and off the track, and [...]
Understanding the importance of feeding your horse according to its nutritional requirement. By: Caroline Loos Similar to humans and many other species maintaining a healthy body condition (BC) in horses can [...]
Easy-keeping recreational horses and horses with metabolic diseases not only need plenty of fiber in their diet, but also one that is low in sugar and starch. Finding exactly the [...]
By Suzie Middlebrook, BSc | Equine Nutrition Specialist Sometimes it may seem like, no matter what supplements, feeds, or medications you're using, your horse just isn’t looking his best. Despite [...]
By Suzie Middlebrook BSc | Cavalor Nutrition Specialist One of the most common ailments affecting horses today is arthritis. While most people are familiar with this disease, few understand the [...]