Learn more about Natural Feeding

'Natural Feeding for Horses' is a feeding system based on scientific research and the natural needs of horses. Over millions of years of evolution, adaptations have led horses to their current lifestyle. As a result of these adaptations, horses have requirements that need to be met by their environment: physical requirements, but also psychological requirements. If these requirements are not met, horses can develop behavioural and/or physical problems.

Natural Feeding for Horses reasons from horses' natural way of living: grazing head-down, roaming the fields and living in a herd. As a result, Natural Feeding is about more than just meeting nutritional requirements and what to feed - it also includes how to feed.

Get started with Natural Feeding

A small step for man, a big step in improving horse health: make two dietary changes and feed more in line with a horse's natural situation. Read more

Benefits of Natural Feeding

Benefits of Natural Feeding include supporting physical, digestive and emotional health, a custom yet simple feeding plan, and low feeding costs. Read more

Foundation principles of Natural Feeding

Natural Feeding is about more than just meeting nutritional requirements: it considers digestive, physical and mental health of horses. Read more

Natural Feeding vs Conventional Feeding

This page lists differences between a horse's natural environment and conventional feeding practice, plus common health problems associated with the latter. Read more

About Alex

Alexandra Wesker is an independent horse nutritionist. She writes features for magazines, blogs for this website and is author of the book 'Natural Feeding for Horses'. Read more