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Kelly does morning feedings at the barn where her horse is boarded. Most of the horses just get a "scoop" or two of "pellets", plus a bit of beet pulp. The ponies get less, the school horses and hard keepers get more.
Until recently, Kelly had never thought about anything other than maintaining her horse's weight and energy level. She hadn't considered whether his vitamin and mineral requirements were being met. Actually, she didn't even know the "pellets" they feed…Continue
Posted on January 9, 2012 at 2:53pm
Posted on January 9, 2012 at 2:48pm
Question: I see a lot of the same types of supplements available in powders, pellets or pastes - what's the difference?
Answer: Supplements in paste form are generally intended for occasional use. For example, you
might use a calming paste when your horse is in a new situation and more nervous than usual. You might administer a digestive paste when your horse is being trailered and you’re worried about digestive upset from the…
Posted on January 9, 2012 at 2:43pm
For most riders, if you’re not riding, you’re thinking about riding. But when you’re counting the weeks until summer or the hours until 5 o’clock, you’re not dreaming about spooking horses or missing shoes. Fortunately, there are supplements that can help you make the most of your time in the barn.
PROBLEM: An anxious or spooky horse makes riding difficult
SUPPLEMENT SOLUTION: Calming Supplements
We’ve all been there — you…Continue
Posted on January 9, 2012 at 2:30pm