The horse in a good condition

Your horse is an athlete, and athletes need good condition to deliver top performance. Horses that feel good will perform better, no matter what level you are at. In this issue of Science Sunday in September, learn what you need to know to improve your horse’s condition. A horse’s fitness depends on its physical condition. […]

Regulating your horse’s energy

Working with horses is all about energy. The right energy to navigate the course or perform the test. However, energy can also be a stumbling block. Your horse may be too lethargic, be too “fizzy” at the beginning of training, or not have enough energy to make it through to the end. All these scenarios […]

From Zero to Hero

A healthy, radiant horse with good musculature. Isn’t that what we all want? One of the most common misunderstandings regarding muscle development is that it can only be achieved through training. But did you know that your horse can only build up muscle through good condition and feed containing the right components? Good muscle development […]

A horse that’s healthy from the inside

A horse that is fit, feels good and has energy is a healthy horse. Good health comes from within. How does the digestive system work and how does it affect your horse’s health? Read all about it in this article. The gut is an important indicator Whatever the discipline, a horse must be healthy in […]

What you should know about horses and sugar

All horses need sugar for general good health and performance. Sugar delivers energy that the muscles need to work properly. No sugar, no performance. For healthy horses, normal quantities of sugar present no problem. However, too much sugar is not good for anyone. Balance is key. In this blog article we’ll discuss this topic in […]

Science Sunday: it’s all about fibers

Een gezond paard, dat willen we allemaal. Hoe wordt en blijft een paard gezond? Dat komt veelal van binnenuit. Eén van de allerbelangrijkste uitgangspunten is een maagdarmkanaal dat optimaal functioneert. Het fungeert niet alleen als verteringstelsel, maar doet ook een belangrijke bijdrage aan het immuunsysteem van een paard. Dat immuunsysteem is verantwoordelijk voor de fysieke […]

A horse’s forage requirements

Forage forms the basis of a horse’s diet: it is the main source of fibre as well as a source of energy. But how much does your horse actually need? Is unlimited roughage all that a horse needs? And what about its nutritional value? In this article we discuss forage, and the concept of forage […]

Science Sunday: ready, set? It’s winter!

The days are getting shorter and shorter, your horse’s coat longer, and the temperature is falling fast: winter is coming! And winter poses challenges for you as a horse owner. What is the best way to keep your horse warm? How to ensure good ventilation now that the horses are spending more time in the […]

Winter routines for (tomorrow’s) sport horses

No matter the season, horse owners are busy with their horse(s) year round. In this article, you will find various tips on winter routines for sport horses. We have divided these into: The young horse in training The sport horse in international competition   And a tip! The eve of a sporting career Winter is […]

Keeping an older horse fit in winter

There’s no denying it: winter has arrived. Did you know that the winter months can be a real challenge for older horses? Not only does their grass contain fewer nutrients, but they also need extra energy to keep warm in the cold weather. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the older horse in winter and offer a few […]