Does My Horse Need Vitamin E?

Vitamin E is an essential vitamin for horses, giving daily protection to individual cells and helping nerves to function properly.  It is also considered the #1 antioxidant in a horse’s body. Horses get their vitamin E typically from grass. But as the weather changes, vitamin E levels fluctuate, causing your horse to become deficient in this crucial vitamin. So what are the situations in which additional Vitamin E is needed? On All hay diets: You can not get the full daily requirements of your horse’s Vitamin E from hay, cubes, or pellets. Horses that are stall bound or on dirt … Continue reading

Protecting the Bond Between Horse and Rider

Horses have an uncanny ability to raise the emotions of their riders. A simple look with those big brown eyes, the feeling of their velvet hair, the monotonous “clip clopping” of their hooves as they trot down crooked paths; all touch and mend a broken heart. Scientists have taken this incredible connection and measured it, finding a scientific explanation for this unbreakable bond. Anita Maurstad, PhD, professor and researcher in the Department of Cultural Sciences at the University of Tromsø in Norway; teamed up with American researchers Dona Davis, PhD, and Sarah Cowles from the University of South Dakota’s Department … Continue reading

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