Newsletter Archive

The Natural Feeding for Horses informative newsletter features tips, insight and articles by other writers. You can find a list of previous mailings below.

Newsletter February 2017

By Alexandra Wesker on 10 February, 2017

Magnesium is a mineral that has been popular in horse feeding for years, but does get hyped up sometimes. In this mailing we get to read a feature about magnesium supplementation by Dr Tania Cubitt. It was originally written for, and now shared by, HYGAIN® - an Australian horse feed and supplement manufacturer.

Newsletter December 2016

By Alexandra Wesker on 12 December, 2016

In this mailing we get to read a feature by Sarah from ForagePlus. She tells us about different types of vitamins and which ones to focus on when feeding horses and which ones are less of a concern.

Newsletter November 2016

By Alexandra Wesker on 14 November, 2016

In this newsletter I respond to a reader's query about using coconut oil in feeding horses. I discuss a little about the general use of fats in horse feeds, and the types of fat manufacturers choose to put in there. I compare coconut oil with other oils and eventually you can decide whether coconut oil, another oil, or no oil would be suitable for your horse.

Newsletter October 2016

By Alexandra Wesker on 17 October, 2016

Veronica Machado contributes a feature about natural boarding systems and how housing can affect horse health and solve behavioural problems. Veronica is a consultant who specialises in equine behaviour and promoting physical and mental well-being of horses through transitioning to a more natural setting.

Newsletter September 2016

By Alexandra Wesker on 09 September, 2016

Johanna Dunn is a Natural Horsemanship trainer in Ireland and gives us an insight in common problems and causes. In her feature below she explains what Natural Horsemanship is (and is not), and she gives tips and insights in how to solve common problems.

Newsletter August 2016

By Alexandra Wesker on 12 August, 2016

There is more to dental health than avoiding sugar. This newsletter discusses how feeding roughage and feeding it from ground level can help support dental health and prevent 'sharp edges' and 'hooks' on horse teeth. Contains images from the book 'Natural Feeding for Horses'.

Newsletter July 2016

By Alexandra Wesker on 08 July, 2016

Do you feel guilty if you can't fit training in around your busy work/life schedule? As an ex-barrel racer, Casie Bazay discusses how she overcame this feeling of guilt and rediscovered her purpose for living with horses.

Newsletter June 2016

By Alexandra Wesker on 10 June, 2016

Alex answers questions of readers, including "Is it safe to feed vegetable scraps from my kitchen?" "Which hay do I choose?" and "How do I feed a more fibre-based diet?".

Newsletter May 2016

By Alexandra Wesker on 07 May, 2016

Writer and blogger Gina McKnight shares how she lives with horses in rural Ohio, USA.

Newsletter April 2016

By Alexandra Wesker on 08 April, 2016

Find out how to use a roughage analysis with the Natural Feeding system in this newsletter feature by Alexandra Wesker.