Jean Klosowicz's Blog – February 2017 Archive (5)

Winter Riding - Great For You and Your Horse!

A great way to stay in shape is to head outdoors on your favourite steed! Take extra time to warm up your horse's cold muscles by spending more time at the walk and trot before venturing into deep snow or at faster speeds. Cooling down also takes longer because of the heavier winter coat, especially if a sweat has broken, so take your time…

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Added by Jean Klosowicz on February 19, 2017 at 12:22am — No Comments

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 see the areas where I can trim back to jump-start my "saddle…

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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…

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

Equine Nutrition: Horse Feeding Myths & Misconceptions

Here are some quick and fun myths and facts to read about nutrition... enjoy!

"Bran Mashes are Good for Horses"

Research studies have proven that adding wheat bran to the diet does not have a laxative effect.  Loose stools because of a bran mash could be caused rather from digestive upset because of the high starch.  Wheat bran fed long-term can result in a higher phosphorous to calcium ratio…

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Added by Jean Klosowicz on February 4, 2017 at 10:00am — 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 created equal.  Was it a good year or a stressful year for…

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

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