Pasture and Forages


How To Feed Your Newly Adopted Mustang

March 28, 2016

Our equine nutrition expert (and past mustang owner!) offers advice about feeding easy-keeping mustangs.... Read More


The Grass Guide: Alfalfa

March 21, 2016

This legume is one of the most in-demand species for hay production in the United States. ... Read More


Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

March 21, 2016

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More


Poll Recap: Feed Frequency

March 15, 2016

More than 50% of respondents said they feed grain, concentrates, complete feeds, or supplements twice each day.... Read More


Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

March 13, 2016

Proper turnout management and monitoring body condition are important steps to keeping your horse healthy.... Read More


Donkeys' Unique Nutritional Needs

March 13, 2016

Donkeys aren't horses, and nowhere is that more apparent than in their feed needs. Find out what your donkey should eat.... Read More


How Does Rotational Grazing Benefit Horse Pastures?

March 04, 2016

Using your horse like a "lawnmower" can improve pasture health. Alayne Blickle of Horses for Clean Water explains.... Read More


Baled Hay vs. Pellets: What's Best for My Horse?

February 29, 2016

Considering a switch? A nutritionist weighs the benefits and drawbacks of feeding horses pelleted hay.... Read More


Simple Steps to Improve Pasture Management

February 26, 2016

Discover how you can make improvements to your horse pasture with little investment or effort required. ... Read More


The Grass Guide: Perennial Ryegrass

February 26, 2016

This cool-season grass has a high nutritive value and works well in rotational grazing. ... Read More


5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

February 21, 2016

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More


Fescue Toxicosis

February 05, 2016

The fungus that lives inside infected tall fescue can have negative effects on broodmares and their foals.... Read More


The Grass Guide: Bermudagrass

January 31, 2016

This grass has average nutrient quality, but its persistence and high forage yields makes it ideal for horse pastures.... Read More

Mares and foals have relatively high P requirements compared to a mature sedentary horse.


Phosphorus in My Horse's Diet: What is it Good For?

January 30, 2016

In a nutshell, phosphorus is an essential nutrient that horses cannot live without. Here's what you should know.... Read More


An Equine New Year's Resolution: Better Pasture Management

January 29, 2016

Focusing efforts on pasture management could have positive impacts on our horses, our wallets, and the environment. ... Read More


Understanding Round and Square Bale Hay for Horses, Part 2

January 29, 2016

Here, we'll take a look at small square bales--the most common form of hay for horses.... Read More


UK Extension Agents Host 9th Annual Pastures Please!!

January 28, 2016

Lecture topics will include the nutritional value of pasture, the economics of grazing versus haying, and more.... Read More


Mud Management and Equine Health

January 21, 2016

Icky, messy, smelly mud. Listen to this Q&A about mud management and treating mud-related horse health issues.... Read More


Feeding Horses to Increase Weight and Body Condition

January 18, 2016

Find out what you need to consider when feeding a horse to increase weight and body condition. ... Read More


Equine Internal Combustion

January 04, 2016

Help kick-start your horse's furnace by providing proper fuel: food, particularly good-quality forage.... Read More


Blister Beetles and Alfalfa: A Potentially Lethal Mix

January 02, 2016

Don't get caught unaware. Ingesting just a handful of these beetles could kill your horse within 72 hours.... Read More


Improving Horse Health Through Nutrition in the New Year

January 01, 2016

When it comes to feeding your horses, don't make the same mistakes you've made in the past in the new year.... Read More

Whether or not your horse needs a blanket depends on his age, body condition, weather exposure, and cold tolerance, and whether he's clipped or has his winter coat. Turnout blankets appropriate for winter weather are waterproof and offer protection from the weather. The heavier the fabric's denier rating, the more durable your horse's blanket should be.


The Horse's Top Podcasts of 2015

December 30, 2015

Learn about winter care, hay options, conditioning horses, rehabbing after injury, beet pulp vs. rice bran, and more.... Read More


Nutrition New Year's Resolutions

December 28, 2015

Are you resolving to improve your horse's nutritional status next year? An equine nutritionist shares her tips.... Read More


The Horse's Top Articles of 2015

December 24, 2015

Readers learned about a variety of topics from sweat marks under saddles and laminitis to beet pulp and hoof cracks.... Read More