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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.