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The Glycemic Index and Your Horse

  • 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

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Horse health essentials

Quote of the day

The ass will carry his load, but not a double load; ride not a free horse to death.Miguel de Cervantes

Today's glossary term


Equine proliferative enteropathy; an intestinal disease primarily of recently weaned foals.

Tip of the day

Mare riders take caution on the trail. Female horses often react violently toward geldings that are encountered on the trail. Don't allow nose-to-nose contact with unknown horses.