Healthy from within

A healthy horse with a gleaming coat: that’s what all owners want. But how can we get our horse in that condition? Is it just a question of applying a shampoo or spray, or is more involved? The condition of the coat reflects your horse’s health A horse that looks great on the outside is […]

How to keep your horse in shape through the winter months?

The days are shorter, the temperatures lower, and the weather is grey and wet. It’s winter again! Be honest: do you adapt your horse’s care to the seasons? Your winter stable routine should be different from your summer routine. For example, your horse probably spends much less time turned out than he does in the […]

All about equine muscle development

Good feed is essential for good muscle development. And not only the kind of feed and its energy value, but also the quantity and especially the quality of protein, minerals, and vitamins. This, in combination with hard work, will result in good muscle development. A horse with strong, healthy muscles is less prone to injuries. […]

Healthy weight

It’s important for horses and ponies to have a healthy weight. A horse with a healthy weight delivers better performance, has more energy and has less risk of developing laminitis or insulin resistance. But what is a healthy weight for your horse? And what should you do if your horse is overweight or underweight? Just […]

Different types of forage

The foundation of a healthy feed ration for every horse is forage. Examples of forage are grass, hay, lucerne, straw, haylage/silage, bran, maize, and beet pulp. These are products that have had no or only a single processing step. Want to know how much forage your horse needs? You can read more about it here […]

Feeding a pregnant mare

The foaling season still seems a long way off, but the winter months are just the right time to prepare your mare for the coming birth. The foal’s growth is slow at the beginning of gestation, and the mare gets adequate nutrients from her normal feed. However, in the final three months of pregnancy, the […]

Three essentials for building topline

A horse’s topline is shaped by the muscles along the withers, back, loin and croup. A well-developed topline is essential for long term health and performance of the equine athlete. Although the overall muscling can differ between horses, every healthy horse can develop a strong topline. The key elements are well-balanced nutrition in combination with […]

Strength

Muscle power is everything. The muscles in the body help to support the skeleton of the horse. The better the muscles are developed, the more the spine and joints will be properly supported. A well-developed topline is essential for long term health and performance of the equine athlete. A horse’s topline is shaped by the […]

Now go win

I want a fit horse at the starting line. How can I offer my horse the maximum nutritional support? It has happened to all of us at some time: months of preparation for that really crucial competition and the day has finally arrived. The tack is clean and shiny, you have had a good night’s […]

Sport mare or broodmare? Ensure the right balance

Do sports and breeding go together? Many sport mares are used for breeding to pass on their genes, talents and qualities to their progeny. By embryo transplantation or by using the sport mare herself (once) as a broodmare. To return to competing afterwards. Both pregnancy and training demand a lot from horses, especially in combination. […]