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Water

As an ex-racehorse and ex-event horse turned dressage horse (recently retired), I have an interesting history with water. I have been bathed in it, I have galloped through it, jumped over it, jumped into it, and on the race track…

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Is your horse ready for winter?

As the winter season approaches, it is time to evaluate your horse’s body condition score. It is important to make sure your horse begins winter in the best condition possible. If your horse has special needs it may be necessary to alter your feeding program during the winter months.

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Vitamin E deficiency: Horses at risk during winter

Vitamin E cannot be synthesized by the horse; therefore, it is considered an essential nutrient. The best source of vitamin E is fresh green grass; however, the potency of vitamin E declines very quickly once forages are harvested and dried. Vitamin E is most crucial when horses are fed diets almost exclusively composed of preserved forages.

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Hey, wait for me!

By Reese Koffler Stanfield, USDF gold medalist, FEI-certified instructor, owner of Maplecrest Farm. We have all experienced that moment when you put your foot in the stirrup and your trusty steed…

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