Enrichment for Horses
Enrichment for HorsesA picture is a thousand words, and this picture pretty much sums it up. Horses are designed to forage. Foraging is an innate behavior that not onl...
Managing Equine Asthma During the Winter Months
In much of the United States, winter weather and shorter days mean horses will spend more time inside. For those animals with equine asthma, living and working indoors can exacerbate clinical signs of the disease, making it even harder for them to breathe.
Open your barn doors and windows whenever possible.
Feed your horse in a natural head-down feeding position
Soak or steam your hay
Don’t clean, sweep, or use a leaf blower in your barn while your horse is inside.
Avoid riding in dusty indoor arenas.
Minimize or eliminate ammonia in horses’ stalls.
What type of hay will you be purchasing next year?It's time to be thinking about what type of hay you will be purchasing for the coming year. We are looking forward to our usual first cutting alfal...
Are Slow Feeders Safe for Horses?
Not all equine slow feeders and hay nets are created equal. However, The Savvy Feeder was designed with horse safety in mind.
Opossum – Carrier of EPM in horsesThis week was an exciting one here on the Savvy Farm! We found this critter, just munching away on the cat food. Like most horse owners, we were ap...
Why test hay?Feeding a high quality alfalfa mix that is low in NSC (8.2%) can be ideal for many horses. The key is in testing your hay to make sure your NSC levels are within normal limits, and below 12% if your horse is sensitive.