Science Sunday: Vezels als bron van koolhydraten
Vezels zijn hét hoofdingrediënt van ieder paardenrantsoen. Dat weten we allemaal, toch? Je weet dat vezels een cruciale rol spelen in de spijsvertering bij paarden, maar wat weet je eigenlijk over vezels als bron van koolhydraten (energie)? In deze Science Sunday leggen we je uit wat vezels en koolhydraten precies zijn, waarom een paard ze […]
The immune system: everything you need to know
The body’s immune system is what protects it from germs, viruses, and bacteria. The stronger the immune system, the less likely the horse will fall ill. It’s also responsible for recovery after physical exertion. Although the immune system is invisible, it plays an important role in the horse’s well-being. The immune system is constantly working […]
Tips on strengthening your horse’s immune system
Now that we’re almost in the grip of icy cold weather, it’s important that your horse has a strong immune system. Winter’s decreased vitamin D absorption, cold temperatures, and less fresh forage all have an impact on your horse’s natural defenses. A little extra help is needed to keep those natural defenses strong. We have […]
How do you keep your 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 […]
How to treat horses with small wounds?
Does your horse have a small wound that needs treatment? If you stick to these 4 tips your horse will soon be back to its old happy self. 1. First cold water Small grazes or wounds on your horse’s rump? They can be bathed with cold potable water from the tap. You can also use […]
All about rest and detox for horses
Detox is a popular term with humans and now also for horses. A fresh start for the body can be a big help. But what exactly does ‘detoxing’ entail? Is it literally just detoxification? Or is there a lot more to it? The answer is yes, there is indeed a lot more to it. After […]
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 […]
Science Sunday: Ready, set? It’s winter!
The days are getting shorter and shorter, your horse’s coat is getting longer, and the temperature is falling fast: this must mean that 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 […]
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 eve of a sporting career Winter is a good time for young horses to start their training. They have had lots of […]
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 […]