Nutrition


The Art and Science of Feeding Horses with Carol Layton

Feeding horses is both an art and science so Carol Layton of Balanced Equine explains how common mineral deficiencies can be solved with Balanced Equine Minerals available in our store here. In this video presentation,  Carol looks at two common horse nutrition problems: Faded or sunbleached coats, and dry cracked hooves.


Horse Behaviour Linked to Poor Nutrition 2

By Cynthia Cooper. Natural nutrition must be our first priority for keeping a horse healthy, both physically and mentally. Many health issues can be attributed to poor nutrition and that includes behavioural problems. Back in the days when I was instructing full time, I used to think ‘training’ could solve almost […]


Balanced Equine Mineral Mixes 15

Essential minerals I have been using a custom mineral mix designed by Carol Layton, an independent equine nutritionist, for several years now and can attest to the improvement in my horses’ overall health. Gone are the days of poor coats, seasonal skin conditions and mud fever. However, not everyone is able […]


Mineral Feeding Options

There are so many different approaches to feeding minerals and what to feed that it pays to do your research, keep up to date with new information, find what works for your horses and how best to give them access to minerals. Here are a few examples of how horse […]


Autumn Flush brings on Toxic Grass

It’s wonderful to have finally had some rain and with a tank full of water it feels like the drought has broken. The weather is still warm enough to grow grass but the lovely green tinge is already presenting problems for some horse and pony owners. When grass has been […]


Your Horse is what it Eats

by Cynthia Cooper Horses evolved to eat small amounts of grasses, herbs and minerals almost constantly throughout the day. They covered many miles to reach water and lived in small herds of varied ages and sexes. Does this sound like the modern horse? Not really – their involvement with humans […]