Keeping Performance Ponies Happy and Hydrated Consistently Living in South Florida full time brings its own unique set of challenges for our ponies digestive health. Here at Wind Chase Farm we keep all of our ponies on a high fiber, low starch, low sugar diet which is proven to help prevent … [Read more...] about Natural diet for performance ponies
We all know licorice as that black, rubbery candy that some people love and some people hate… the flavor is certainly distinctive. What you may not know is that licorice can keep your horse’s digestive track happy and healthy. And a happy, healthy gut can directly affect your horse’s attitude, hoof … [Read more...] about How licorice can benefit the horse’s digestive system
The stress of competing can take a toll on any horse. Our event horses are often shipped long distances, then compete over several days, in multiple phases and exert a lot of energy. They need to be in good physical condition to perform at their best. This means the horses’ digestive tracts need to … [Read more...] about Healthy digestion for the performance horse
Though all honey is beneficial to equines, the top shelf honey comes from one specific part of the world and is made by the pollen of one specific plant. Manuka honey is so effective and useful to the health and well being of all, that it has its own grading system called the “UMF” or the “Unique … [Read more...] about How Manuka honey is beneficial to equine digestive health
Keep It Moving campaign: Healthy Gut = Happy Horse Emerald Valley Natural Health, the leader in natural feeds and supplements for horses and dogs is proud to announce their winter digestion campaign. Emerald Valley recently launched their newest product – Benegest Pro to complement … [Read more...] about Healthy Gut, Happy Horse – Winter Digestion
With the hot summer months looming ahead, keeping your horse properly hydrated can be something of a challenge. With that in mind, Emerald Valley Natural Health is pleased to announce its “Beat the Thirst, Feed the Beet” Campaign to educate horse owners to the benefits of hydrating horses through … [Read more...] about Beat the Thirst, Feed the Beet!
Emerald Valley Natural Health is pleased to announce the launch of their new Orange Oil Shampoo, perfect for show season, any season. Our Orange Oil Shampoo is helpful at soothing dry, irritated skin. And as oranges contain ingredients that deter insects, ticks, flies and mosquitoes, it’s … [Read more...] about New Orange Oil Shampoo
I don’t know about you, but I have this certain sense of euphoria after the first horse bath of the season here in New England. Watching that water slide down my mare’s legs taking away months of winter grundge … heaven. Getting that giant tail of her’s super clean and tangle free. How do you … [Read more...] about Five Most Common Myths about Bathing Horses
Have you ever wondered how and why a horse gets so hot doing something that appears to be so effortless? To gallop, jump, piaffe… for a horse to simply move forward, he converts food substrates into energy fuel that drives the muscle. In the process heat is released as a by-product of this metabolic … [Read more...] about Don’t Sweat It
All riders put their tack through loads of abuse… the mud and dirt and sweat, let alone horse slobber on any given day can take the life out of leather. While you may not have the time to give your tack a thorough cleaning after each ride, there are some simple things you can do to make sure your … [Read more...] about Love Your Tack!