Gastrointestinal problems often result in weight loss, regardless of how nutritious the diet may be. Erica Sorkin found this out firsthand as she tried to add condition to her new Thoroughbred gelding...
Purchasing a year’s hay supply in one fell swoop constitutes wishful thinking for many horses owners. More often than not, owners must buy appropriate hay one load at a time on an as-needed basis. Changing the diet, even switching from one hay to another, can impact the pH of the horse’s hindgut.
Prebiotics fuel the microbes in the hindgut, thereby promoting the health and reproduction of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa, all of which help break down fiber and generate energy for the horse. Recent research in Germany has identified cellobiose as a potential prebiotic for horses...
Plastics are incredibly useful materials but they don’t belong in our soil, lakes, rivers or oceans. Plastic waste is one of the most pressing problems our planet faces. We need to find uses for this waste to prevent it from being dumped in the environment.
That’s why we have created the New WeatherBeeta Green-Tec 900 Denier Turnouts using recycled plastics for the outer fabric and lining.
When choosing a riding helmet, there are several factors that affect fit:
How will you wear your hair? Wearing your hair up inside the helmet versus having your hair down will alternate the fit. Ensure the base of your ponytail is beneath the helmet, not inside the helmet....
My horse, Enzo, has been testing out the new Weatherbeeta Green-Tec rug for the last month and I love it! The rug is perfect for spring as it is waterproof, breathable and the Detach -A-Neck is perfect for those slightly warmer days. It only takes me a short moment to put it on Enzo (provided he is standing still) and fits him like a glove. Enzo loves to run around his paddock and as this rug allows for his natural movement, he can do all the zoomies he wants!
Among horse owners, biotin is the go-to supplement for hoof and hair growth. Biotin supports cell proliferation and the formation of enzymes that foster normal metabolism. The industrious microbes of the horse’s hindgut synthesize biotin in sufficient quantities that no documented evidence of biotin deficiency has been reported in horses. So, can supplemental biotin help hoof and hair growth if the body already produces it?
Seasonal changes can wreak havoc on hoof health, leaving them cracked, split, or tender. Why so? Prime culprits include increased work, annoying flies that instigate stomping and concussion on hoof walls, and damp conditions that sometimes leave hooves too moist for too long. Horse owners can implement a few management strategies to keep hooves in tip-top shape in the summertime.