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Feeding advice

If you're trying to figure out what you should be feeding your horse, take a look at our advice for articles on nutriton, feeding for workload and temperament...

Understanding Equine Nutrition

Read our guide to understand how carbohydrates, oils, fats, proteins, nutrients and vitamins affect a horse's nutrition. We also tell you how the horse's mouth, small intestine and large intestine play their parts.

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Pre-treats training checks

Equine behaviourist Dr Helen Spence gives you a checklist of pre-treats training checks to make sure your horse is polite in the face of food.

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The nutrients he needs

From proteins to copper, ash to oils, vitamin A to vitamin D, we highlight the benefits of giving your horse the nutrients he needs.

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Types of feed

There’s so much feed on the market these days we’re really spoilt for choice. But what’s available, what’s it for and what’s new?

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Amount of food according to workload

Over feeding your horse can lead to all sorts of behavioural issues and weight gain too. The key is to feed him according to the work he’s doing – but so many of us think he’s doing more than he actually is. Here, we give you the lowdown on how much he’s actually doing...

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What is feed balancer

Feeding a balancer has a number of benefits - we show you what's available and explain why you may want to start feeding one.

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The importance of forage

Take a look at why it's important to feed your horse the correct amount of forage...

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Five tips for feeding a young horse

If you're struggling to figure out what you should be feeding your youngster, no fear, we have put together our five top tips for feeding young horses...

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Common natural remedies

Different herbs and plants can have a positive effect on your horse's health. Holistic therapist Dena Schwartz, explains the different types of herbs that can be picked from the hedgerows and how they can help..

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Supplements

These days there’s a supplement for every horse and every issue whether it’s for hooves or joints, breathing or digestion – you name it, it’s out there. But what are the facts and what do we need to know?

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Hay versus haylage

Some horses simply prefer one to the other while their owners might think one has more to offer, but hay and haylage both have their benefits, so which one is right for your horse?

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Myth busting

Myths usually come about due to a lack of understanding and scientific explanation. But with the ever growing advances in equine nutritional research it’s becoming easier and easier to put some of those myths to bed.

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Feeding for...

It would be great to have your own personal nutritionist but unfortunately, that’s not practical. So as a helping hand, we’ve got loads of expert advice from some top equine nutritionists to help you really understand feeding. We’ll cover feeding, fat horses, skinny horses, lazy horses, competition horses and much more!

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Take a look at why it's important to feed your horse the correct amount of forage...