AskHQ: Swollen legs

Q: My horse’s legs swell overnight in the stable but reduce to normal size after a bit of turnout or exercise. Why does this happen? Do I need to worry?…

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Are horses ever too old for supplements?

Nutritional supplements are not just for young equine athletes or even just horses in competition. Many older horses  - even those living in retirement  - can benefit from the boost…

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Do horses need a veteran food?

Understanding senior nutrition Text: Hannah Botha, MSc Equine Nutrition Just like humans, horses age at different rates according to their lifestyle, diet, exercise and genetics. In today's times, horses are…

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Barefoot horses at the SA Derby 2023!

By Amelia Campbell-Horne Photography:  Merlynn Trichardt Going barefoot or keeping sporthorses barefoot is a trend that is on the rise around the globe. Barefoot showjumpers came into the spotlight after…

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Fibre can change abnormal behaviour

By Hannah Botha, MSc Equine Nutriiton Stereotypic behaviours are actions that are repeated without any apparent or obvious purpose or function. These behaviours involve a need-related drive that develops if…

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