Young horses need highly-concentrated nutrients from high-quality hay and/or pasture, commercial feeds and ration balancers.
Some leading breeders detail their regimens for ensuring their stallions are healthy and ready for the rigours of the breeding season.
This essential nutrient readily found in green grass may be lacking in hay-fed stabled horses, in which case supplementation is key.
Getting yearlings into the best possible condition involves a careful, conscientious system of handling, exercise, grooming and nutrition.
Horses consume mainly carbohydrates, but not all carbohydrates are equal. Knowing forage composition can help meet individual dietary needs.
UK professor Ray Smith, PhD, maintains that good management means pastures with quality forage for growing horses - and a lovely view!
This University of Kentucky Equine Research Showcase recap covers nutrition and pasture topics for weanling to yearling horses.
A guide to the key nutrients needed for adequate nutrition and bone/joint health in growing horses, especially those destined for the track.
Feed companies follow the research trends and develop products that are of interest to the health and performance of the horses.
How much forage, sugars, and starches are required to provide your horse with the racing energy he needs? This article explains these answers.