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Does Your Horse Need Supplements?

Most people are fond of feeding their pets; some people know how to elaborate a very complex diet when choosing a Puppy Food. The horses are no exception when it comes to their feeding because every owner will try to conceive the best diet ever. He will try to sprinkle the horse diet with different types of supplements, herbs, minerals and other nutrients. But the owner should pay attention to the fact that every horse is able to run quite efficiently on its basic food, the food it has evolved on, namely the common grass. If a horse tends to gain weights quite quickly or is ridden in a light manner, grass pasture and even hay may be the perfect diet. The hay will contain all the necessary nutrients and the horse will not need Horse Supplements. But if the horse is working hard or has difficulty when it comes t maintaining its proper weight, the diet should be chosen carefully. Grain, concentrates and other supplements are to be added to the regular diet in order to improve the animal's health. Even the horse ...

 


Choosing the Right Stud For Your Lady

So now you are sure you want to breed your bitch, having thought carefully about all the financial considerations you are now ready to think about what kind of a mate you will want for your bitch. Of course in an ideal situation; you will spend a great deal of time - and put a great deal of thought into the sire you choose. In reality however it's more likely that you will be swayed by convenience; either geographical or financial. In reality however, most studs are chosen because of more practical reasons such as location - if the sire is located far away you pay costs for not only the travel costs but also lodging while you wait. Most people end up choosing a sire that is somewhere between suitable and practical. But if you have already committed and are certain about breeding with your bitch then choosing the perfect sire is very very important. Choosing a sire is one of the most important decisions you can make. Your decision will be made much easier with a clearer picture of exactly what you want from a...

 


Caring For Your Horse During The Winter

When you care for your horse, it is important to make preparations for the winter months. Horses need to be able to tolerate the cold weather and stay as healthy as possible. During the winter horses will have special needs which you as the owner will have to address. It is important to prepare for winter in advance. Horses are naturally tolerant to cold weather. In fact, horses handle cold weather much better than hot weather. Despite this, there are some basic things owners will want to do to make sure their horses stay healthy. You will want to make sure the horse doesn't have any parasites, and has been immunized. The costs for doing these things will greatly pay off during the winter. The costs of feeding the horse will be lower. You may also want to work with your vet in setting up a health plan for your horse. Preparing your horse for cold weather will help it lower the need to eat large amounts of food in order to maintain its weight. Your horse should never lose weight during the winter. Allowing you...