All Blog Posts Tagged 'hay' (9)

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…

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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;…

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

Pretty Snowflakes

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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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