Odds and Ends

Donkey Diets 101

Donkey Diets 101

These lovable long ears evolved in desert areas where they adapted to living off poor quality food.  This survival trait worked well in a location with sparse food; however, donkeys living a life of leisure as a pet, can put them at risk of obesity related diseases.

 

Maple Leaves - Toxic to Horses

Maple Leaves - Toxic to Horses

Maple trees are very common in the eastern states.  However beautiful they are in the fall, they pose a serious health risk to your horse when the leaves start to wilt and die.  Red maples are the usual culprit, but there are is still a lot unknown about maple poisoning, so it’s best to consider all maples as a possible hazard.

 

How Nutrition May Affect Your Horses Behavior

How Nutrition May Affect Your Horses Behavior

As much as we love our horses, the simple truth is that they are large prey animals that can inadvertently  injure us. Behavior that we are cautious of can be broken down into two categories: natural behavior and unnatural behavior (pretty simple huh!).  Natural behavior would be flight response, aggression or anxiety.  Unnatural behavior are stereotypes such as cribbing, wood chewing, or stall weaving.  

Feed Room Hacks

Feed Room Hacks

Tips and tricks to save you time and money feeding your horses!
Feed Room Necessity: Scales

Feed Room Necessity: Scales

When you get new hay or introduce a new feed, it’s a good idea to weigh it and ensure your horse is receiving the proper amount.

How is your horse's nutrition similar to his dressage training?

How is your horse's nutrition similar to his dressage training?

How is your horse's nutrition similar to his dressage training? When you walk down the supplement aisle of your local feed store, a lot of products...
Meet Onyx

Meet Onyx

Before:This is Onyx. He is a Percheron / QH cross who was purchased in the middle of the winter. When his owner bought him, he was black.  As he sh...