- 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
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.
Learn how stress, which causes horses to act out, can be reduced when the possibility for equine enjoyment is actively embraced by you as the horse's owner.
"With dental care as a priority, horses are physically more comfortable and utilize feed more efficiently which helps them to perform better and may also lead to longer, healthier lives.”
"Most horse owners know that colic is the number one noninfectious health risk for horses, and veterinarians warn that decreased water consumption is thought to be the primary predisposing factor for compaction colic.”
Horse people are almost always dog people. If you fit in this category, this article has great advice on breeds of dogs that are excellent barn and trail companions.
Grass hay, grain hay, alfalfa hay - these are the basic staples of horse food. Not all hay is the same. Nutritional differences vary as much as price. Learn how to identify hays and what makes them good (or bad).
Read to learn how close attention to your horse's rhythms and movements can improve your interactions with your horse.
Learn the 6 important points of observation that will clue you in to your horse's physical and mental state during a daily once over as you groom your horse.