- Understand what the glycemic index is, and how it affects your horse
- Ranks 10 common horse feeds on the glycemic index scale
- Relates the use of the glycemic index for feeding horses with some common health problems
Horse health essentials
- Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs
- Equine Vaccination Guidelines
- Parasite Control for Your Horse
Quote of the day
Always remember if the saddle creaks, it's not paid fer.Author Unknown
Today's glossary term
The genetic chromosome that when paired with an X chromosome produces a male animal.
Tip of the day
It takes about one year for a tail hair to grow full length. If you like a full and gorgeous horse tail, inspect your horse housing for hair catchers (nail heads, splinters, bucket handles, etc.) Pound them in, cover them with tape or remove them.
While your horse is in transit and participating in shows and competions, lost fluids and electrolytes will need to be replaced if your horse is to remain healthy.
"Aging horses are unable to glean nutrients from what they eat due to reduced nutrient absorption, lowered ability to digest fiber, reduced gastrointestinal motility, and loss of teeth.”
"Mules are remarkably versatile and hardy and work as farm and pack animals as well as saddle mounts, jumpers and draft animals.”
Read to learn about the importance of conditioning for both horse and rider in preparing for trail rides whether they be purely recreational, a break from training, or a competitive endeavor.
Learn how and why your horse's feeding and watering regime needs to change as its energy requirements grow due to the heavier workload and the metabolic changes in the way it uses nutrients.
Finding a horse's pulse and determining the heart rate can be difficult, even for professionals. Read about the four ways you can determine your horse's heart rate and how to tell if it is normal.
Learn how easy it is to install and use a video monitor for your pregnant mare. Be ready for the Big Event! Includes links to equipment manufacturers and monitoring services that are available.