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The Underweight Senior Horse: A Before + After Rescue Story

Is your senior horse receiving the nutrition he needs?   When a horse is in his senior years, it can be even more difficult for him to maintain or gain weight due to many factors such as loss of ability to chew and loss of muscle mass due to normal aging.  The heartwarming story shared by Janis, demontrates what tender love, care and the right nutrition can do for some friends in need!

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Are Low Starch Horse Feeds Really Necessary?

We always hear fellow riders and companies telling us the importance of keeping our horses on a low starch and low sugar diet, but is it really necessary or is this just a trend? 

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Is Your Horse Prone To Osteoarthritis?

Joint problems in horses can be debilitating and unfortunately, affects many horses as they age. When you think of Osteoarthritis, you may think of a human ailment: our knees aching in the morning, tightness getting out of bed, stiffness in our ankles.  Well, horses suffer from this as well, and it can be painful and debilitating to a horse’s over all well-being and career, if he is a performance horse. 

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Stinky Horse Paddock? Here's How You Can Fix It!

We all dream of watching our horses roam free on a 20 acre pasture 24/7 with the best of what nature has to offer. Unfortunately (for most of us anyways) the paddock is a closer reality when it comes to turning out our horses whether it be due to available space, bad weather, a horse's health needs, or if we just need to give our pastures a rest. 

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a paddock? If your answer is stinky, fly infested, muddy, dusty, and a place you feel bad about putting your horse you are doing it wrong!  Believe it or not, having a horse friendly, easy to care for paddock is key to happy horse-keeping.  Why you ask? Here are just a few reasons:

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How You Can Help: Hurricane Harvey Horse Rescue Organizations

We have all been hearing about the catastrophic flooding Hurricane Harvey has caused in Houston and surrounding areas in the past week. Harvey has left thousands of people, and the surrounding equine community seeking shelter from the rising water.  

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The Power Couple: Max-E Glo + Calf-Manna

It can be difficult and confusing to find products to safely supplement your horse for weight maintenance.  Finding the right combination can be challenging when it comes to equine nutrition because there are so many options and not everything works well together.  Fortunately, when used together, Max-E-Glo Stabilized Rice Bran and Calf-Manna provide a great balance to maximize nutrition and performance.  

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