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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 […]

Round Bale HaySaver Q&A

Some common questions answered about round bale hay nets. 1. How do you stop horses from tearing the net?  The netting is pretty tough and takes quite a lot of tearing/pulling to make a hole, but a frustrated horse could chew through it if they haven’t learned to pull the hay through the holes. That’s […]

How Minerals Affect Horses Hooves

By Carol Layton – Balanced Equine There are many factors that influence the type of hoof a horse will have; these include genes, type of environment, amount of movement, quality of hoof care, especially in the early years of a horse’s development and nutrition. No one factor on its own can produce the best possible […]

New Mineral Mixes

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

Slow Feed Haysaver Haynets

Slow feeding is fast becoming the best practice for the horse industry as people discover the benefits for their horses and their wallet. The availability of long lasting nylon and poly netting used in the marine industry has enabled enterprising manufacturers to provide a much needed product. These tough nets are made to last from […]

The Plight of Ponies By Vanessa

At an agricultural field day, I came across a small metal pen housing cute young miniature ponies. Three of them were in a tiny pen and as I got closer I saw they were all for sale. They were grumpy and bored and occasionally one would be aggressive to the other. When they were taken […]

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