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Practical Horse Feeding for Adults

While you should always consult your veterinarian for the feeding program best for your horse(s), here are some basic guidelines to help you begin structuring your feeds and feeding program. Horses' diets require six essential components: Energy: Grain and hay (especially alfalfa hay) provide energy. Hard working horses, such as performance horses, need more

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

Horse owners sometimes find it necessary to change their horse’s feeding program--fluctuations in temperature, season, and performance level are just some of the reasons. But with the known link between diet changes and health conditions such as colic or laminitis, how can owners safely transition their horse’s feed without negatively

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

My searches for the “just right” saddle have never been simple. Long before the availability of different tree widths, I rode a very round, mutton-withered, aged grade pony mare in 4-H and regional hunter shows. An all-purpose pony, she had run barrels, traversed trails, and circled the Western pleasure ring.

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Spring Checkups for Seniors

Believe it or not, spring really is approaching. It's admittedly hard to believe in many parts of the country right now—including here in Lexington, where we've just had several more inches of sleet and snow dumped on us—but that means it's time to start planning for our senior horses' spring

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Mare Gestation Calculator

Are you wondering when your pregnant mare will foal? Use our Mare Gestation Calculator to find out! The average gestation length in the mare ranges from 320 to 362 days; most mares will foal within 330-345 days of successful breeding. However, mares have successfully foaled with gestation lengths outside this

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