Month: June 2022

30 Jun 2022

An analysis of physical maturity in horses

There has been much debate regarding when horses physically mature and whether a horse should be allowed to physically develop before mounting them. Horses are often worked and used in competition starting from a very young age. It’s very common for racehorses to start training and even competing before they reach three years old. It […]

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20 Jun 2022

Understanding Body Condition Scoring

Just like other animals, horses can become overweight or underweight. The impact of obesity or emaciation on a horse’s health and general well-being can be significant, especially when weight problems continue over an extended period of time. Body condition scoring (BCS) is one way that professionals measure a horse’s weight and body condition. This technique, […]

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08 Jun 2022

Vitamin B and its importance in your horse’s diet

Vitamin B is an umbrella term for many sub-types of B vitamins, including biotin, riboflavin, niacin, and thiamine. These B Vitamins are utilized in the horse’s body from either organic food compounds, or by microbes in the horse’s gut. Just like humans, horses need many key vitamins and minerals in their diet to function both […]

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