The Scoop on Poop

by Barb Crabbe, DVM You pick it up. You toss it out. But do you ever take the time to pay attention to your pony’s poop? Find out what you can learn about your horse’s health by reading his manure. Read More

Feeding the Neglected Horse

If you find yourself caring for a horse that’s been neglected and is in a starved condition, be mindful that feeding too much, too soon can hurt and even kill him. Researchers at U.C. Davis recommend a gradual phase-in of feeding, using alfalfa or alfalfa-mix hay. Read More

Gallop Poll: Whither Those Feedsacks?

Do you toss, reuse, recycle? We want to know, what do you do with your old feedsacks? Share your answer in this month's gallop poll and see the results in the December 2014 issue! Read More

Dangerous Diets

by Barb Crabbe, DVM Learn do’s and don’ts for feeding your horse, and how to avoid making dangerous diet choices. Read More

Hay Shortage

by Sue M. Copeland Texas' epic 2011 drought left horse owners desperate to find hay. See what strategies three horse people used to get through it, then use their experience to be sure your horse will never be without "green gold." Read More

Horse Feed: What's in It?

In this month's Health section, we mentioned that it's important to watch out for high-energy carbs in your horse's feed--particularly if you're feeding for calmness. Here's a review of just what ingredients are in your horse's feed from the January Read More

Learn About Slow Feeders

by Jennifer Forsberg Meyer Read the second "Don't" to find out about proper hay net installation. You've heard the experts. They say we should encourage our horses to eat the way nature intended. That means, ideally, Read More

Check Your Salt-Feeding Know-How

by Juliet Getty, Ph.D. Providing salt used to mean simply tossing out a salt block. These days, however, we know a lot more about our horses' need for sodium. Here are some key do's and don'ts from equine nutritionist Juliet M. Getty, PhD. Read More

Feed-Room Conveniences

by Jennifer Forsberg Meyer Consider these smart (and inexpensive) touches for an organized, accessible feed room. Read More

Tasty Holiday Treat Recipes for Your Horse

In the December '09 issue of Horse & Rider magazine we shared several holiday gift and party ideas for you, your barn pals and your horse. If you're looking for an inexpensive gift for your horse, try one of these fab holiday horse treat recipes! Read More

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