As temperatures begin to dip, Dr. Juliet Getty, equine nutrition specialist, reminds you to help your horse make the transition to winter feeding in good shape—and that means you being informed about the sugar and starch that lurk in your fall pasture growth.
What's new in feeding today's superstar racehorses and the champions of the future? In a sense, nothing and everything. While the basic nutritional needs of these elite equine athletes haven't changed, attention to the form in which their daily ration is provided and the level of specific nutrients in their diets has become far more critical. As faster records are set on the racetrack and expectations for heightened performance increase, so do the demands on the horse's system. More horses are sidelined by injuries caused by fatigue or a skeletal system that is not strong enough to perform its "job."
Equine insurance can be confusing for even the savviest competitors. This month, Barrel Horse News helps reveal the ins and outs of your coverage options. Learn how equine insurance programs are designed to benefit equine athletes and promote peace of mind to their owners.