Feeding High-Performance Horses


Should I Test My Hay's Nutritional Content for My Horses?

April 06, 2015

A listener asks if hay nutrition testing is necessary, especially when buying small batches from multiple fields.... Read More


Spring Health Preparations

March 31, 2015

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season.... Read More


Settling In ... Slow Snorts and So Many Feed Choices

March 17, 2015

What have been your biggest challenges when getting a new horse after a break from ownership?... Read More


Post-Winter Weight Gain

March 09, 2015

Here's how to feed your hard keeper once temperatures start rising.... Read More


The Best Hay, Grass, and Other Forages for Your Horse

February 23, 2015

Studies show that quality forage is the healthiest diet option for horses. Find out what you should feed your horse. ... Read More


How Do I Prevent Impaction Colic During Winter Weather?

February 18, 2015

Colic is a threat to horses, especially during colder weather. Our experts share feeding and hydration tips.... Read More


Retired Racehorses: Transitioning from Racetrack to Ribbons

February 09, 2015

From selecting a horse to rehabbing and feeding him, learn how to transition an ex-racer to life as a riding mount.... Read More


Picking Up Where I Left Off With Horse Ownership

January 14, 2015

Have you returned to owning horses after a hiatus? What do you remember most about the experience?... Read More


Creating an Equine Diet: What to Remember

January 04, 2015

Don't panic over formulating a balanced diet for your horse. Here are some important tips to remember.... Read More


Winter Horse and Barn Care

December 18, 2014

Learn about keeping your horses healthy and barn safe during the cold winter months.... Read More

Proper hay soaking can benefit several different, and sometimes related, equine health conditions. The process can reduce both allergens and nonstructural carbohydrates in forage.


Poll Recap: Hay Soaking

December 16, 2014

Of the 755 respondents, 584 (77%) said they do not soak their horses' hay.... Read More


Is the Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Important for Horses?

December 15, 2014

An audience member wonders if horses benefit from a balanced Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio. Dr. Clair Thunes responds. ... Read More


Can Magnesium Supplementation Help a Nervous Horse?

December 08, 2014

An equine nutritionist shares information about this popular ingredient in calming supplements.... Read More


How Should I Feed a Hot or Spooky Horse?

November 30, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes offers advice on feeding sensitive horses that seem to get hot on certain diets.... Read More


Should I Feed My Horse Beet Pulp and/or Rice Bran?

November 24, 2014

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes shares information about two popular horse feed choices, beet pulp and rice bran.... Read More


Is It Safe to Feed Horses Red Clover Hay?

November 16, 2014

Equine nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes addresses a horse owner's concerns about feeding red clover over the winter.... Read More


Poll Recap: Feeding Arrangements

November 04, 2014

Of the 1,313 poll respondents, 727 (55%) said their horses are separated during mealtime.... Read More


Are Red Mineral Blocks Better for Horses Than White Ones?

October 27, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes shares her thoughts on if horses should get red or white salt blocks.... Read More


5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

October 20, 2014

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


Feeding Horses on the Ground vs. Hanging a Slow-Feeding Net?

October 20, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes weighs the benefits of using a slow-feeding haynet against feeding horses on the ground.... Read More


Racehorse Owners Schooled on Horse Health, Care Issues

October 16, 2014

Owners heard lectures on topics such as the musculoskeletal system, nutrition, and second careers.... Read More


Is Himalayan Salt Better than Regular Salt for Horses?

October 13, 2014

Learn if extra money spent on a Himalayan salt block is a good investment.... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.


What's the Best Way to Measure Horse Feed?

October 06, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes explains why measuring feed by weight rather than volume is important for horse health.... Read More


Poll Recap: Supplement Expenses

September 23, 2014

Of the 1,045 respondents, 227 (22%) said they spend $21-$40 per month on supplements per horse. ... Read More


What Kind of Grain and How Much Should I Feed My Horse?

September 22, 2014

Dr. Clair Thunes defines grains, concentrates, and complete feeds and offers advice on how much to feed your horse.... Read More