How Does Forage Keep Horses Warm?

Dr. Clair Thunes explains how eating hay and the digestion process helps keep horses warm.

Dr. Clair Thunes explains how eating hay and the digestion process helps keep horses warm.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask The Horse Live event, "Feeding Your Horse During the Winter." Listen to the full podcast recording here

About the Experts

Clair Thunes, PhD

Clair Thunes, PhD, is an independent equine nutrition consultant who owns Summit Equine Nutrition, based in Sacramento, California. She works with owners/trainers and veterinarians across the United States and globally to take the guesswork out of feeding horses. Born in England, she earned her undergraduate degree at Edinburgh University, in Scotland, and her master’s and doctorate in nutrition at the University of California, Davis. Growing up, she competed in a wide array of disciplines and was an active member of the United Kingdom Pony Club. Today, she serves as the regional supervisor for the Sierra Pacific region of the United States Pony Clubs. As a nutritionist she works with all horses, from WEG competitors to Miniature Donkeys and everything in between.