Big open spaces

By Kim Dimevski, SA Horse Trails Growing up learning about horses in the typical stable yard environment can give one a fairly limited education. Within these fixed confines we often…

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AskHQ: Haynet

Q: Can eating from a haynet be detrimental to my horse? A: Horses have evolved over millennia, and so their diets and eating habits have had to change too. As…

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AskHQ: Beet pulp

Q: Why is beet pulp good for horses? A: Beet pulp is a great feed for horses. It is an energy-rich source of digestible fibre that helps to promote and…

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AskHQ: Shiny coat

Q: What can I feed to make my horse’s coat shiny? A: Coat condition is a marker of your horse’s health, so before changing the diet, you should evaluate your…

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AskHQ: Mouldy hay

Q: How can I tell if my horse’s hay has gone off? A: The consequences for your horse’s gastrointestinal and respiratory health can be severe if forage quality, especially hygiene…

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AskHQ: Feeding for muscle

Q: How do I feed my horse to build muscle for eventing using nutrition? A: It goes without saying that building muscle requires correct work, so nutrition is not going…

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