Energy Needs

Some Thoughts on Feeding

Supplementing your horses feeding program can be confusing at best, and downright intimidating at worst. What, other than hay, does my horse need? How much is too much? How much is not enough? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could provide an efficient, healthy program, and do so without wasting money and time? Perhaps you can.

Limiting Starch in the Performance Horse

There are lots of different opinions today when it comes to added energy sources for performance horses. Here is one to consider that I feel makes the most sense:

Omega 6 and Omega 3 Ratio in an Equine Diet

As more horse owners gain understanding about nutrition in the human body, there are always those who would consider the value of applying that new understanding to the horse. There are times when this is a good thing. I feel that, where the value of Omega 6 and Omega 3 essential fatty acids is concerned, this may be one of those times.

Feeding the Horsemen's Re-Union Colts

The 2014 Horsemen’s Re-Union event in Paso Robles gave horse enthusiasts an opportunity to watch some of the world’s best horsemen and horsewomen take a two year old and a three year old horse from the halter to a comfortable start under saddle in six days.

Reducing Grain in Your Feeding Program

Q: Why is it that I can take so much grain out of my horse’s diet and get a better result with only one pound of Renew Gold™?

Ability to Reduce Hay Consumption While Feeding Renew Gold™

Q: Horse owners that feed Renew Gold often find that they can consequently feed less hay. It is well understood how owners can reduce other feeds, but what is the explanation for reducing hay as well?

Protein and the Total Nutritional Profile

How much additional protein to add to your horse’s diet is one of the most misunderstood topics that I encounter when discussing equine nutrition with horse owners. While most horse owners base the feed concentrate that they add to their horse’s roughage source (hay) on its protein level, many don’t really understand how that affects the total nutritional profile.