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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 […]

Bring Back the Horse’s Instincts

By Juliet M Getty Ph.D. The issue is free choice forage feeding. I respect and honor the way horses are made – they are different – unique, really. In a suitable, native environment, they are quite capable of taking care of themselves. They are free to eat and roam and be, well, horses. Domestication involves […]

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