Equine Nutrition

Horses are what we call monogastric (single stomach) hindgut fermenters and their digestive tract has been designed for eating high fibre forages over long periods of the day. However, horses don’t have the necessary enzymes to digest fibre by themselves and this is where the trillions...

Horses are inquisitive creatures and their natural flight response often leads them to being accident prone.  Anyone who owns horses understands the anxiety and helplessness we feel when something goes wrong with our beloved companions.  When it comes to equine emergencies, having a clear plan...

Riding Tips and Hints with Brett Cantle There are many elements and parts of a good technique. Everything that you read in the following posts is what I have learnt from others, and works for me. If you have another way of going about it that...

As we bring our horses in to prepare them for the upcoming year of competing, no matter what your chosen discipline is there are a few important things that you can do to help reduce your horse’s risk of developing gastric ulcers. Equine gastric ulcer syndrome...

What type of grass is your horse eating? We all know that horses are designed to eat grass and in most cases the greater the percentage that grass contributes to the overall diet, the better it is for the horse’s health. However, if you have horses...