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 […]

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 […]

Sensitive equine hooves

Your horse can only benefit from healthy hooves. After all, they bear his full weight, day and night. Sensitive hooves can be problematic, not to mention painful. Problems from sensitive hooves tend to come back often. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Every horse can suffer from sensitive, tender hooves. This […]

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 […]

Spring grass and fructan: what should you watch out for?

Spring is coming! That means that horses can spend more time outdoors, and more time at pasture. When transitioning from stable to pasture, your horse’s diet changes too. More fresh spring grass. Did you know that grass produces fructan as a source of energy? In principle, normal quantities of fructan are not a risk for […]

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 […]