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Hey horse folks, we know you've got this... but sometimes a refresher about the basics is a good thing. After all, horse are here to keep us humble. No doubt!
Horses are relatively simple to feed...so over supplementing them can lead to binding up of nutrients and making your life unnecessarily complicated & expensive.
Here's a gentle reminder of what a horse needs:
Water —Please never forget to have clean, fresh water available.
60% of a horse is water and they need 9 gallons a day and up to 20 gallons in warmer temperatures! They will not eat without it and certainly can't live without it.
Good quality hay or pasture — Roughage is the horse's biologically appropriate food, their GI tract functions on fiber, plus it gives them something to do — horses are natural foragers!
Mineral and salt — To make up for anything that may be lacking in their hay or pasture,
salts for electrolyte balance and minerals to work synergistically with vitamins in foods are a must for healthy equine. And remember: free choice loose is best!
Grains (optional)— Also known as concentrates because they are more nutrient dense. Grains formulations are created on life stages and performance needs. Grains help out in situations like fast growth, compromised health, needing more calories or nutrients, as a treat, or extended fuel for a performance horse. Types of grain include whole, rolled, processed, and extruded.
We’re happy to help guide you to the right selection, and we specialize in keeping it as natural-while being supportive-as possible. Did we mention the owner has a degree in equine nutrition?
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