All Blog Posts Tagged 'hay' (14)

Equine Nutrition: A New Plan and A New Saddle- How To Have It All!

You are probably wondering what equine nutrition has to do with buying a new saddle.  Let me explain.... 


If you are anything like me I am really due for another saddle, but because of the big price tag that is usually attached to purchasing 'the right one', I knew I had to look at my budget and…


Added by Jean Klosowicz on February 19, 2017 at 12:04am — No Comments

Equine Nutrition: What Is Your "Attitude"?

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A horse's nutrition for the most part these days is largely dependent upon the experience, knowledge, but most importantly the "attitude" of its owner.  Attitude plays a key factor in almost everything we do, and often determines our successes or failures in our relationships, our work and, in this case, the horses we love and care for.


As I continue to work with horse owners in helping them with balanced nutrition plans for their horses, I find that it is…


Added by Jean Klosowicz on February 12, 2017 at 8:40pm — No Comments

An Easy Way To Understanding Hay Analysis & Quality

Next time you are in the barn take a few minutes to look at your hay.  Are you familiar with the quality of it or guessing it?  What about the nutrient content?  "Forage Is First" rule applies to all horses - their digestive systems work the best when ample forage is supplied.  But not all forages are…


Added by Jean Klosowicz on February 3, 2017 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Slow Feeding for Ulcer Prevention


Added by Texas Haynet on December 8, 2016 at 11:31am — No Comments

How to Reduce the Hay Wasted In Your Barn

Chances are that your hay bill is one of your highest bills in caring for your horse. The last thing that anyone wants to do is to waste hay, especially when the cost of hay is so high. Luckily for you, we’ve got some great tips to minimize hay wastage in your barn.

Store Hay…


Added by Classic Equine Equipment on April 22, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments

Balancing Act - Designing a Diet for the Modern Horse

Horses have delicate systems that were designed for constant pasture grazing, but modern horsekeeping can throw your horse’s gastrointestinal tract off balance. High-grain diets combined with the stress of training and competition may leave your horse prone to ulcers, digestive problems and poor overall health. But if you build your horse’s diet based on his individual needs, you can help bring him back into balance.

Throw hay, dump grain, turn the horses out. Do… Continue

Added by SmartPak Equine on September 15, 2011 at 4:53pm — No Comments

The Thrifty Boarder!

I'm sure a lot of folks who self board their animals have had this happen once or twice.. 'Oh look, the feed bill came, how much is it this month?'... -insert jaw drop, eye pop, and then possibly a thwack after hitting the ceiling + string of expletives- Mine got to 700 dollars for TWO HORSES a few months ago FOR ONE MONTH. 'WTF!'


My first…


Added by Michelle Synnot on July 15, 2011 at 2:39pm — 2 Comments

Day Dreaming

Another missive from yours truly ... aka Shakespeare "The Equine" ... direct from Poet's Paddock. Enjoy!


Day Dreaming


I trot to trees green;…


Added by Bear on January 19, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Pretty Snowflakes


Added by Bear on December 7, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Riding at Sunset Under the Moonlight

The moon is in a good position for us to ride in the evening. It's also starting to cool off around sunset. Last night we had a cool breeze blowing which made it even more comfortable.

We had planned this night ride a little differently. I picked up some takeout food on the way home. Ranae had gotten home about 15 minutes before me and fed the horses. We had dinner and then saddled up. It was nice for a couple of reasons. One, we weren't hungry and two, we didn't have to worry about… Continue

Added by John Harrer on July 23, 2010 at 1:39pm — 2 Comments

In the Summertime

It's hot. BUT, we didn't let that stop us from riding. Saturday morning I had scheduled a second stack of alfalfa to be delivered. It was a good price and, while I may have an excess now, I won't have to worry about making time to go pick it up.

Hay stack

Most of the rest of the day was dedicated to doing chores. About 4:30 we convinced ourselves it had cooled down… Continue

Added by John Harrer on July 20, 2010 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Horse Nutrition: Carbs … good, bad or necessary? Part 2

Last week we told you in part one of this blog that there were five factors that influence starch digestibility in the small intestine. Here they are in more detail.

1) Source of starch

Over 80% of the starch in oats is digested in the small intestine, whereas less than 30% of the starch in whole-corn and barley is digested in the small intestine. Starches are made of sugars, predominantly glucose. So why is glucose from oat starch digested differently than glucose from corn… Continue

Added by Equine Nutrition @ Purina on December 22, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Koala hay??

For all you people that are wondering what Koala hay is, well it's a long story. In the 30's Koala's were introduced to Kangaroo Island , (not a native to the island) and for a good few years now they have been eating themselves out of house and home. Koala's only eat a particular type of gum leaves. Lots of Koala's ,not much to eat. So the government said we should Cull some of the Koala's so the numbers come down and they don't all starve to death.One quick shot or a slow lingering death by… Continue

Added by Geoffrey Pannell on October 29, 2009 at 6:12pm — 6 Comments

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