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Horse Behaviour Linked to Poor Nutrition

By Cynthia Cooper. Natural nutrition must be our first priority for keeping a horse healthy, both physically and mentally. Many health issues can be attributed to poor nutrition and that includes behavioural problems. Back in the days when I was instructing full time, I used to think ‘training’ could solve almost all issues. Then I realised […]

How magnesium can help your equine cope with spring grass.

In the spring when the grass is growing faster due to an increase in rain, sunshine and sometimes fertiliser, it produces excess potassium. Potassium slows the uptake of magnesium which horses have a limited ability to store. Magnesium uptake can be aided by the presence of sodium which is why it’s important to have a […]

Safest grazing times made easier

If your horses are prone to laminitis, or you just want to keep you gravel crunching barefoot horses striding out, then you really need to know the safest times to allow grazing, especially in the spring or autumn when there are growth flushes. Before I introduce a tool that will help horse owners with that, […]

Watch for Laminitis

It’s that time of year again. If you’re in an area that has enough rainfall to grow grass, then as soon as the weather changes to allow that, be sure to know the best strategies to keep your horse safe.  Laminitis can sneak up on you, but knowing the early signs which may include (but […]

Grass and Clover issues

Why you should avoid too much clover/red clover in a horse’s pasture/hay. Clovers can be associated with less common conditions in horses such as photosensitivity and liver disease. The specific toxins that cause these conditions have not yet been identified and are hypothesized to be either mycotoxins or secondary plant metabolites that are produced only […]

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