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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 […]

Hoof Abscess – when being ‘kind’ is cruel

While reading the book ‘Perfect Partners’ by Kelly Marks (an excellent book by the way) I was struck by a very true statement she made…. “Well meaning is not the same as well being for the horse”. One of the ways we tend to show good care for our horse is to provide plenty of […]

Over Feeding and Over Weight Equines

Learn more about the dangers of over-feeding your horse and how to tell if your equines are over-weight. Click this link to Fran Jurga’s Hoofblog to read more about how we inadvertently overfeed our horses, with cases of laminitis rising as a consequence. The videos are each about 7-9 minutes long and well worth taking […]

Native Grasses for Horses

I was very excited to see an Australian native grass seed company that has several pasture mixes for horses to help prevent laminitis. Most pasture seed sold at your local produce store is designed for food production so beef, lamb, and dairy animals make the end product faster. These predominantly ryegrass and clover mixes are […]

Safest grazing times made easier

If your horses are prone to laminitis, or you just want to keep your 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, […]

Hoof Care News

New Easyboot added to the Range The Easyboot Glove Back Country was added to the Easyboot product line as of  Monday, March 5, 2012. Garret Ford, CEO of  Easyboot says “This boot combines many of the features of the Easyboot Glove and a quick wrap outer cover similar to the Easyboot Trail.  I believe the […]

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