There are many behavioral and safety reasons not to give your horse treats but for those who can't resist, this is for you. When selecting treats, at least do no harm.
In choosing treats for yo...Read more
The Great Horse Treat Debate – to feed or not to feed?
Who doesn’t enjoy a treat now and then? And your horse is no different. We share treats with our horses to reward them for a job well ...Read more
Flagging Energy and Performance in the Heat
A common concern this time of year is horses that lack energy for exercise.
There are no apparent health or lameness issues, but the horse is either "fl...Read more
NASC: Taking the High Road
Setting consistent standards and giving companion animal supplement manufacturers a voice.
The NASC, National Animal Supplement Council, is an independent organization...Read more
Tempting Picky Eaters
We humans have a huge diversity of individual dietary preferences. Some have a raging sweet tooth, others prefer salty or spicy, love or hate specific vegetables, etc..
It's no...Read more
Make Good Use of your Down time
Regardless of whether you are an upper level competitor or pleasure oriented owner, odds are you have a down season in late autumn and winter when you don't work you...Read more
To Treat or Not to Treat
Using Treats is hard to resist, but also controversial
Pros and Cons
Many training methods swear by the positive reinforcement value of treats. Other viewpoints are t...Read more
Coronavirus is Affecting Horses Too
COVID-19/SARS-CoV2 does not infect horses, but the lives and welfare of horses is being impacted nonetheless. They are collateral damage in the need to impose ...Read more
Question: I have been feeding the hay in the hay analysis I attached since Sept 2019. I always soak half a days rations and often I soak a full days ration. Since Nov. my 8 yr, QH mare has been v...Read more
Question: Are the Equi Sweet flavorings safe for a horse on restricted sugars? Can they be mixed with oils? Thanks!
Dr. Kellon: Yes, they are safe and can be used with oils although oils wi...Read more
Question: I had 2 quick questions.
#1- I moved to a new place and it has 2 yard lights, one is over the horse Paddocks. Mainly off to one side. It's about 30 foot tall and a soft bluish bulb color...Read more