The Benefits of Feeding Cooked Linseed

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By Dr Tom Shurlock, Consultant Nutritionist.  Linseed oil has long been a popular supplement for equines. The rapid improvement in shine indicates, to the owner, better skin and coat condition. However, the benefit of the oil goes beyond this. Linseed oil provides…

Nutrition for Dressage Horses

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In comparison to the other major disciplines, nutrition for dressage horses requires just the right amount of energy to execute intricate manoeuvres whilst staying relaxed, keeping the rhythm and being supple. Too much energy can…

Nutrition for Showjumping Horses

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In the sport of show jumping, horses are required to have short bursts of activity as they power over jumps and need speed and strength but in a controlled and calm manner. Here we take…

Nutrition for Event Horses

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Feeding for a discipline can be a daunting thought but at least there is only one, event horses are hard core and part take in three! Here we take a look at nutrition for event…

Box Rest

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Most owners have had to deal with a period in time when their horses and ponies have had to go on box rest - most likely to recover from an injury or illness. It can…

Hydration in Horses

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Why is water and hydration in horses important? As with humans, water is one of the most important nutrients needed to keep healthy and combat fatigue. An average horse can drink between five to ten…