Are Modern Equine Diet Recommendations Failing Horses?

Are Modern Equine Diet Recommendations Failing Horses?

By Sarah Griffiths, DCH This week’s reflection is the result of some extensive research I’ve been working on to accurately explain the origin of the equine digestive system, why they evolved cecal (hindgut) fermentation and what horses are really designed to eat....
Is Your Horse Chronically Stressed?

Is Your Horse Chronically Stressed?

By Sarah Griffiths, DCH I talk a lot about nutrition on this blog but I wanted to take the time to address the subject of chronic stress in horses this week. After 3 decades with horses, I’ve seen it all (or close to it). After all I’ve experienced with my own horses...
Hay Analysis: Understanding Your Forage

Hay Analysis: Understanding Your Forage

By Sarah Griffiths, DCH When your horse can’t have the perfect scenario (rotational field and forest turnout), the next best thing is good quality hay. Hay is the main source of essential energy, fibre, vitamins and minerals during the winter and, for some horses, all...