Feeding High-Performance Horses

Troy Heikes (USA) and Lil Gun Dunit were the leaders in the second individual reining qualifier .

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Keeping Your Equine Athlete at the Top of His Game

June 21, 2017

Our sources share nine ways to help your sport horse perform at his best.... Read More

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The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB

June 16, 2017

Careful dietary consideration is needed when transitioning a Thoroughbred from racing to a pleasure or sport career.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

June 12, 2017

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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Nutrition and the Equine Topline

May 29, 2017

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More

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How to Introduce and Use a Grazing Muzzle for Horses

May 22, 2017

An equine nutritionist offers tips for reducing your horse's pasture intake with a grazing muzzle. ... Read More

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An Inside Look at the Equine GI Microbiome

May 20, 2017

Researchers are learning more about how microbes within the gut influence horse health. ... Read More

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Feeding Horses for Joint Health

May 15, 2017

Proper nutrition can literally make or break joint health. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Making the Best of Stall Rest

May 08, 2017

Four weeks of mandatory stall rest can be tough for any horse, much less an energetic one. Here's how Happy coped. ... Read More

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Understanding Calories and Energy for Horses

May 01, 2017

In most cases, energy requirement recommendations are an estimate of what a horse needs. ... Read More

Emma Ford (right) leads Mighty Nice as they walk with team manager Joanie Morris during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Q&A: Veteran Rolex Three-Day Event Groom Emma Ford

April 27, 2017

U.S. Olympian Philip Dutton's head groom shares her secrets to keeping horses healthy during international competition.... Read More

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More Work Might Mean Your Horse Needs More Calories

April 24, 2017

Have you increased your horse's workload this spring? Find out how to safely increase his energy intake to match.... Read More

Jenny Caras and Forty are headed to their first Rolex this year. Preparing for the event has taken six years of training and conditioning.

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Getting Ready for Rolex: By the Numbers

April 21, 2017

How many trot sets and calories does a horse require to get Rolex-ready? Join "Forty" as he preps for the grueling test.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

A veterinarian answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Feeding and Watering Horses

April 15, 2017

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time during feeding time.... Read More

Veterinarians and nutritionists agree: High-quality forage is the foundation of a healthy equine diet. Available options vary by region and season, and are usually available as hay or pasture. Take a look at some popular forages for horses in our slideshow.

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Forages for Feeding Horses

March 30, 2017

Available forages for horses vary by region and season. Here's a look at some of the most common. ... Read More

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Carbohydrates Defined

March 29, 2017

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick-burning power.... Read More

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Supplementation Strategies for Performance Horses

March 27, 2017

Performance horses need customized diets to meet their energy requirements, as hay alone likely won't suffice.... Read More

Pellet feeds are usually highly palatable to horses and offer appropriate nutrition when feed per manufacturer instructions. Some feeds are complete, meaning no additional forage is needed, while others are concentrates or ration balancers meant to supplement hay or pasture.

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Horse Grains and Feeds

March 23, 2017

Flip through feeds and pelleted forages commonly found in the equine diet.... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

March 22, 2017

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.... Read More

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What is a Nutraceutical?

March 20, 2017

Are you confused about nutraceuticals in your horse's diet? Learn more from our equine nutrition expert.... Read More

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Horses' Maintenance Energy Requirements Reviewed

March 20, 2017

Is your horse consuming enough calories? Learn how to calculate your horse's maintenance energy requirements.... Read More

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Study: Post-Exercise Snacks Benefit Horses

March 17, 2017

Allow exercised horses to eat and drink after cooling down to restore lost water and energy, researchers say.... Read More

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DMG and Creatine in the Equine Diet

March 13, 2017

Do these supplement ingredients improve performance?... Read More

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

March 10, 2017

A horse requires specific nutrients that you must consider when developing his feeding program.... Read More

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Cost-Effective Feeding for Horses

March 08, 2017

Find out how to design an affordable feeding program without compromising your horse's health.... Read More