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How to Avoid Laminitis

Sub clinical laminitis hoof rings.

The two most dangerous times for laminitis are in the spring and autumn, depending on where you live. Cooler climates and high altitudes can increase the potential for laminitis as the day and night temperatures fluctuate, along with the amount of sunlight and daylight hours. For example, if you live in the southern states of Australia, northern […]

Hoof Xtra Mineral Mix could help horses & ponies prone to laminitis

Developed by Carol Layton from Balanced Equine, the Hoof Xtra Mineral mix came about after horse owners requested a mix which offers the nutrients that benefit horses who are either laminitic prone or diagnosed as insulin resistant (IR), also known as Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) or chronic laminitis. What is Insulin Resistance (IR)? This is […]

Small hole hay nets extend hay feeding times.

The dilemma facing many equine owners who need to confine them or provide an alternative to grass,  is how to offer free choice hay without over-feeding, and extending the time they take to eat it. Thanks to the availability of slowfeeder hay nets with small holes they have largely solved the issue, however the net and hole size influences […]

Restricting Forage is Incredibly Stressful

By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Choose a different method to help your horse lose weight Stress = Obesity. That’s right. Stress is keeping your horse fat. And the main source of stress for most horses? Restricting forage. The very thing most people do to try to help their horse lose weight actually causes the same […]

What To Do When Horses Don’t Like Minerals

By Carol Layton of Balanced Equine. It’s always a relief when owners say their horses accept the minerals straight away but it is fairly common that it doesn’t work that way. Essentially you have to re-educate your horse’s palate and this can take time in some horses. Here is where you need to persevere, it […]

Jenny Pearce – Happiness and Wellbeing for Horse and Rider

I recently re-connected with Jenny Pearce, a friend from way back, a healer extraordinaire and a fantastic teacher. Jenny’s passion for helping people and horses was  so evident during our conversation that as I learned more about what she is now teaching, I’m inspired to share her gifts and wisdom. As an example, watch and read […]

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