Horse Nutrition | Organic Feed
What About Organic Horse Feed?
Should I feed my horse organic horse feeds? There are many
variable as to how much and what kind of feed your horse needs. Read up on
the latest information about horse feeds and forage.
Keeping Your Horse in Top Condition
Mar 2, 2016
Baled Hay vs. Pellets: What's Best for My Horse?
By Clair Thunes, PhD
What's the difference between feeding baled or pelleted hay?
Hay pellets can offer a convenient way to feed the forage portion of your horseís diet, and they have a number of benefits. However there are some important cons to consider. The following pros-and-cons list includes things I keep in mind when deciding if hay pellets would be a good choice for a client's barn or horse. More info...
Feb 2, 2016
The Grass Guide: Bermudagrass
By University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment
Name: Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon)
Life cycle: Warm-season perennial
Native to: Southeast Africa
Uses: Pasture and hay
Identification: Smooth or rough leaf blades attached to the stem with a hairy collar, seed head has three to six spikes with triangular seeds.
Like other warm-season perennial grasses, bermudagrass grows best in hot, humid climates, making it an important species in the Deep South. More info...
Nov 23, 2015
Digesting Different Hay Forms
By Kristen M. Janicki, MS, PAS
Many horse owners have their hay-buying ritual down to a science. But from time to time, owners might find themselves rethinking their ritual, possibly due to drought, floods, or other factors that limit the forage supply in their area.
Fortunately, bales aren't the only hay option. Owners might need to "think outside the bale" and pursue a different form of forage for their charges. Hereís some information about different hay forms owners can consider: More info...
Nov 16, 2015
Q & A: Trimming Feed Costs
Dr. Laurie Lawrence discusses how horse owners can cut their feed costs without cutting corners.
Laurie Lawrence, PhD, discusses how horse owners can cut their feed costs without cutting corners at the 4th annual UK Kentucky Breeders' Short Course in Lexington. More info...
Nov 12, 2015
Nutrition and the Equine Topline
By Clair Thunes, PhD
My 14-year-old Warmblood is in consistent upper-level dressage training, working hard three or four days a week in the arena and getting in an additional hack day per week on the trails. His coat doesnít quite have the "bloom" Iíd like it to (itís a bit dull and course) and his topline isnít quite as developed as I think it should be for his level of work. Is his topline possibly a nutrition rather than a training