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A horse’s daily salt requirements can more than double during the hot summer months. Journal photo.

Salt for Horses in High Temps

Id you’re horse showing in the heat, these tips can help your horse stay hydrated. ... MORE
Memphis, Horse & Rider managing editor Alana Harrison's Thoroughbred gelding, is definitely in the holiday spirit. We suspect it has something to do with the associated holiday goodies!  Photo by Alana Harrison

Tasty Holiday Treat Recipes for Your Horse By the Editors of Horse & Rider magazine

In the December '09 issue of Horse & Rider magazine we shared several holiday gift and party ideas for you, your barn pals and your horse. If you're looking for an inexpensive gift for your horse, try one of these fab holiday horse treat recipes! ... MORE
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Overcoming the Hay Shortage

Safeguard horse health by ensuring proper nutrition, even during a drought. ... MORE
In the fall, the organisms in your horse’s digestive tract need time to adjust to the grass’ increased amount of simple carbohydrates. Accustom him to fall pasture gradually, just as you would spring pasture. Photo by Betsy Lynch

Fall Horse Feeding

When making seasonal adjustments to your horse’s diet, give his system time to adapt with these expert guidelines. ... MORE
Putting weight on your horse before the seasons change will leave him better able to cope with cold weather. ©EQUUS Magazine

Putting Weight on Your Horse for Winter

A skinny horse won't do well in winter weather. Here's how to add weight to your horse before the temperatures drop. ... MORE
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Hay Shortage

Texas’ epic 2011 drought left horse owners desperate to find hay. See what strategies three horse people used to get through it, then use their experience to be sure your horse will never be without “green gold.” ... MORE
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Benefits from Floor Level Feeding

You can reduce your horse's risk of choke, colic and respiratory disorders and increase the amount of nutrients he gets from his ration by doing nothing more than eliminating chest- or head-high feed tubs and hay racks. ... MORE

Five Ways To Stretch Your Hay Supply

With severe drought being reported across the majority of the country and an extreme shortage of the 2012 hay crop, many horse owners are unable to find hay for the winter. Horse Cent$ Magazine editor Laurie Cerny has suggestions. ... MORE
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Turnout and Colic in Horses

Emulating a horse's natural environment could prevent colic. From The American Quarter Horse Journal ... MORE

Feed Room Conveniences

Consider these smart (and inexpensive) touches for an organized, accessible feed room. From Horse&Rider magazine. ... MORE
Round-bale feeders tend to work best if you have a half-dozen or more horses that consume hay fairly rapidly. © Dan Aadland

The Good and the Bad About Round Bale Feeders

There is an upside and a downside to every story, and the same goes for round bales. Round hay bales can be work easier if you have multiple horses on the property, but can cause problems with over-eaters. ... MORE

Two Delicious Bran Mash Recipes for Horses

An occasional bran mash is a tasty treat for horses. Here are two to try. ... MORE
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Understanding the Lingo when Buying Horse Hay

Learn the essential hay terms to help you shop smarter when purchasing hay. ... MORE
Horse in snow. Photo Betsy Lynch

Quench Your Horse’s Winter Thirst

Dehydration is your horse’s worst enemy. Here’s how to help keep your horse hydrated all winter long. ... MORE
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Care and Feeding of Aging Horses

It takes special care and proper nutrition to maintain optimal health of your aging horse. A well thought-out senior horse management program is essential to keeping your senior companion more comfortable and active. By Katie Young, Ph.D. ... MORE

Dr. Getty’s Tip on Treats: Which are Safe and Which are Not?

Horse owners often ask equine nutritionist Dr. Juliet Getty about the safety of offering common foods as treats. Carrots have naturally come up in discussion, but also French fries, garlic bread, and even chocolate. What’s safe and what’s not may surprise anyone who has ever extended a chunk of apple to an eager horse. ... MORE
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How to Improve Your Pastures

With quality pastures, horses are likely to meet their daily exercise and nutritional requirements, reducing feed, bedding and labor costs. Dr. Judy Reynolds of ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc., explains how to improve your pastures. ... MORE
The Senior Horse Dilemma

The Senior Horse Dilemma

Dr. Judy Reynolds discusses how working horses in their 20s and retired geriatric horses in their 30s can benefit from special care and feeds formulated to meet their unique needs. ... MORE
How to Manage Hay Shortages

How to Manage Hay Shortages

Dr. Lenz discusses how to stretch you hay supply in this article from American Quarter Horse Journal. ... MORE
10 Tips for Choosing the Best Horse Hay

10 Tips for Choosing the Best Horse Hay

Here are useful tips from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). From America's Horse Daily. ... MORE
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Choosing Hays for Horses

Most people now use hay as the main source of forage for their horses. Dr. Judy Reynolds explains how hay compares to pasture for nutritional purposes. ... MORE
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Electrolytes for Horses

Dr. Judy Reynolds of ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. demystifies electrolytes, some of the most necessary--but misunderstood--horse nutrients. ... MORE
Cold Weather Feeding

Cold Weather Feeding

Because a long winter coat can mask obvious signs of a deficiency in body fat reserves, your horse could effectively be malnourished without your knowing it. Dr. Judy Reynolds of ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. offers tips on winter feeding. ... MORE
Are you Feeding Your Horse Like a Horse?

Are you Feeding Your Horse Like a Horse?

Research on equine nutrition has shown that traditional feeding programs can result in health-related problems in horses. Dr. Judith Reynolds of ADM Alliance Nutrition shows how to be more savvy about what you feed your horse. ... MORE
Winter Hay Storage

Winter Hay Storage

Here are some helpful hints on how to store hay for the winter. From Horse & Rider magazine ... MORE
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Webcast: Winter Care and Feeding for Your Horse

November 2011--Winter can be tough on horses, depending on their age or climate. Join the November 29, 2011, webinar from My Horse University to learn about winter care and feeding management. ... MORE
Winter Care and Feeding

Winter Care and Feeding

My Horse University offers solid advice on how to maintain horse health and well-being throughout the long winter months. ... MORE
Super Snacks for Your Horse

Super Snacks for Your Horse

The AQHA-Farnam Superhorse award is the equivalent of the most-valuable-player award at the AQHA World Championship Show. In reviewing The AQHA Journal coverage of these top horses, one trend becomes clear: they have an appetite for victory, but they also have some pretty odd hankerings when it comes to their snacks. ... MORE
Fall Horse Feeding

Fall Horse Feeding

When making seasonal adjustments to your horse’s diet, give his system time to adapt with these expert guidelines. From The Trail Rider magazine. ... MORE
Keep It Clean

Keep Your Horse’s Water Trough Clean

Horses perform better when drinking clean water. From America's Horse Daily. ... MORE
Slow Feed Hay: Make Hay Last Longer and Prevent Horse Boredom

Slow Feed Hay: Make Hay Last Longer and Prevent Horse Boredom

When you slow feed hay, you are using a method of slowing down the rate with which your horse can eat his hay. ... MORE
Feed Goes Organic

Feed Goes Organic

If you want no pesticides or toxins and higher nutrients, it comes at a price. From Horse Journal ... MORE
Video: Snacks for Your Horse

Video: Snacks for Your Horse

Everyone enjoys a snack, including your horse. Find out what are good and nutritious treats and those to avoid. Courtesy AQHA, Bayer and www.Americashorsetv. ... MORE
Do You Expect To Keep Feeding Hay?

Do You Expect To Keep Feeding Hay?

Each day, 6,000 acres of agricultural, forest and other open land are lost to development. That’s 2.19 million acres per year, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture calculates that we need 36 million acres to provide adequate feed for the 9.2 million U.S. horses. ... MORE
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The Importance of Salt

Follow these guidelines to ensure that your horse gets enough sodium for optimal health. From Horse & Rider magazine ... MORE

Pasture Perfect

Find the recipe for success by understanding what nutritional value your horse requires and what your pasture provides. From American Quarter Horse Journal. ... MORE

Feeding for Special Needs

From the editors of Horse & Rider magazine learn about feeding programs to help manage these five disorders in horses. ... MORE
What’s Your Horse’s Favorite Flavor?

What’s Your Horse’s Favorite Flavor?

In taste tests conducted at the University of Southampton, fenugreek (an herb often used in curry dishes), banana and cherry topped the list of flavors preferred by horses, ahead of more traditional fare, such as carrot and peppermint. ... MORE

All About Hay

In this article from Practical Horseman magazine you’ll find out all you need to know to make sure your horse gets the most from his hay—the key differences in types of hay, how to judge hay quality and tips for feeding and buying hay. ... MORE

Smart Feeding Tips

Equine nutrition is a daunting topic. Here, nutrition expert Dr. Judy Reynolds answers Horse&Rider questions about how to feed your horses. ... MORE
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Understand Horse Feed Labels

This article from Practical Horseman (and the sample feed labels) will tell you how to decode what you see when you read between the lines of a horse feed label. ... MORE

Seven Most Common Horse Feeding Mistakes

Here are seven of the most common horse feeding mistakes and how to avoid them. ... MORE

How Much Hay Does An Adult Horse Need

A veterinarian provides advice on daily hay, grain and grass portions for adult horses. From ... MORE

Six Hay Alternatives for Horses

These options, including hay cubes and chopped forage, will help you stretch your hay supply. From Practical Horseman magazine. ... MORE

Feeding Hay for Horse Health

Learn how to adjust your hay feeding for horses with health issues such as heaves, HYPP and equine metabolic syndrome. ... MORE

Piles of Grass Clippings Not Safe as Horse Feed

Are you tempted to cut your grass, then rake it into soft, fragrant, tasty piles of clippings for your horse to nibble? According to equine nutrition expert Dr. Juliet Getty, this should be the last thing you encourage your horse to eat. ... MORE

Tips to Help You Buy Horse Hay

The editors of EQUUS magazine discuss the best way to buy horse hay, including planning ahead, buying ahead, buying in bulk, and buying quality. ... MORE
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How to Administer Deworming Medicine in Horses

Today, most horses are given an oral dewormer as a paste or gel by the horse owner or farm manager. Research has shown that paste or gel deworming is as effective as tube deworming. Oral deworming is also more convenient and far safer than tube deworming. ... MORE

Top Ten Nutrition Tips for Your Horse

Here is a list with explanation for the top ten nutrition tips you need to know in feeding your horse. ... MORE

Horses and Water

Clean, fresh, palatable water should be available to the horse at all times. A mature, idle horse (500 kg) will require between 10 and 12 gallons of water per day, depending on environmental and/or physiological conditions. ... MORE
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