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: Thrush

Q: My horse has just recovered from a bad case of thrush. My farrier has advised that I look at his diet, as well as some other management issues. I…

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ASkHQ: Hoof cracks?

Q: What causes a hoof crack? A: Hoof cracks are simply splits in the hoof wall. They are often the result of trauma to the coronary band or hoof wall;…

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Five freedoms

The five freedoms are a set of internationally recognised and commonly adopted animal welfare standards. They outline what we as animal owners or carers must provide for the animals in…

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Ask HQ: 4 feeds a day

[Q] What would be the best times to feed a horse who should be fed four times a day if the first feed is at 7am? The horse is also…

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Read more about the article A working diet
Consult an equine nutritionist about the best option for your horse

A working diet

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] well-balanced diet is of utmost importance when it comes to the young horse, and ideally you need to feed something that complements his growth development and workload. Renita de…

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Read more about the article Feeding the retired Thoroughbred
A racing Thoroughbred can receive anything between 8-12 kg of concentrates per day

Feeding the retired Thoroughbred

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]rave, talented, versatile ... off-the-track Thoroughbreds (OTTB) make fantastic sport and leisure horses who can easily be retrained into a second career. While they need to adjust mentally and physically…

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