I sort of forgot one of my favorite topics in the “C”s so I am going back just to add this post about Chia seeds. Then on ward to the “E”s !! Most horse owners understand that fresh grass is … Continue reading
You know we can’t discuss equine nutrition without covering Carbs. Especially since Carbohydrates pretty much make up your horse’s entire diet including forages, grains, and by-products of forage and grain.
I want to keep it simple so you finish with a good understanding of what all the fuss is about regarding Carbohydrates. Carbohydrate (CHO) is the collective term for starches, sugars and fiber in your horse’s diet. If you are feeding correctly, this diet should be composed mostly of forage, as in grass, hay, haylage, beet pulp, etc. Forages provide the structural CHOs a horse can ferment well. Forages also provide a horse with some simple Carbs such as starch and sugar.
There are two kinds of Carbohydrates; Structural and Non-Structural. Continue reading
If you follow my blog you know I am always talking about this. Vets use it, nutritionists use it, animal welfare organizations use it, because a BCS is a universal way of determining the current condition of your horse. Specifically, what is the score on a ratings scale from 1 to 9 of your horse’s current weight.
I have decided to re-post on my site the nutrition-related posts from Laura’s blog EcoEquine. She has decided to blog about Farm Sustainability and General Horse Health while I blog about equine nutrition (which only makes sense). Just click the picture below to go to that article.
Peace & Good Feed,