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Hybrid Horse Keeping – Equicentral and Tracks combined

There are many ways to achieve what you want and just as many opinions on what is best when it comes to keeping your horses! With so many variables and as each individual situation is different, it’s good to keep an open mind about horse-keeping models. So let’s look at how a combination of two […]

Amazing Healing of Horse’s Huge Flank Wound

Warning: this post contains some graphic images of wounds and blood. Keeping horses will always involve coping with injuries. This is one of the worst I’ve dealt with so I’m sharing this experience to help others who face a similar situation. My Arabian gelding was badly injured to his flanks, sheath, chest, and foreleg when […]

Which mineral supplement is best for my horse?

Rather than offering a smorgasbord of nutrients in tiny amounts per serve (the ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ approach), Balanced Equine mineral mixes target what is most likely too low in the diet. Balanced Equine use premium mineral sources backed by research, and in quantities that make a difference. All the mixes contain significant amounts […]

New Names – same great Balanced Equine Minerals

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Carol Layton at Balanced Equine has renamed several of her very popular minerals to be clearer for horse owners. Carol says “I’ve always wanted horse owners to understand that if the minerals (ratio and levels) are an excellent match for the rest of their horse’s intake, there is high probability they will see benefits. It […]

The Art and Science of Feeding Horses with Carol Layton

Carol Layton Balanced Equine Minerals

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.

Equine Welfare during Exercise: An Evaluation of Breathing, Breathlessness and Bridles

There is something especially engaging about seeing healthy horses running free, alert, ears forward, nostrils flared, moving across the ground with ease, displaying exceptional agility, control and power. This article is an original work that advances our understanding of equine respiration and breathlessness. The authors, David J. Mellor * and Ngaio J. Beausoleil, bring an invigorating new […]

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