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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.

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 […]

Minerals, vitamins and supplements

Minerals can be one of the most confusing aspects of feeding horses. How do you know which ones to use? Or which brands are best, or even if your horse needs them? Here are some reasons for feeding supplements: 1. The pasture/hay might not be providing the right balance of minerals or enough to keep […]

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 has necessitated their restriction and […]

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