Tag Archives: feed for horses

Holistic Horse Health: Blue green algae as a feed for horses

As I was finding yet one more use for my empty algae containers I got to thinking. Since I started on a holistic horse health program about 20 years ago my favorite blue green algae has been one of my most consistent recommendations as a feed for horses. Blue green algae has been part of … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: Comparing cost in feed for horses

Nutrition is critical for a holistic horse health program. When evaluating the cost of feed for horses you have to consider quality over price. I recently bought 2 bales of alfalfa hay for horses and I paid $15 for one bale and $12 for the other. The $15 bale was expensive but very green and … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: Do your horse’s hair coats look like crap?

Despite a solid holistic horse health program my horses were not slick and shiny and I was really annoyed by this. I pride myself on taking the best possible care of my horses but after 18 months of drought followed by a hard, wet winter my horse’s coats looked like crap. The hair was long, … Continue Reading »

More on Chaffhaye as a Feed for Horses

I am continuing to experiment with the chaffhaye as a feed for my horses and they are each reacting differently to it. To my surprise, Cerise likes it the best but Tess and Lady are very unimpressed. As I increased the amounts Tess and Lady refused to eat their feed with it mixed in.. Remi … Continue Reading »

Amino acid supplements

I read an interesting article in Trainer Magazine, issue 11, on amino acid supplements for race horses. The article stated that protein must be high quality so that it can be broken down in the small intestine where amino acid absorption occurs. The article talked a good bit about tryptophan, which is a precursor for … Continue Reading »


I have been so concerned lately about my horses not having any fresh feed. I have always had the luxury of pasture even if it was never enough to meet all their needs. Because of the extended drought my horses have not had any fresh feed in about 18 months. It is typical for pasture … Continue Reading »

Liver Qi stagnation

Cerise is my Fire horse temperament and she often suffers with Liver Qi stagnation. Her symptoms include tightness and pain in her ribcage, loss of appetite and loose manure. She does not have strong heats but she does have a tendency to get ovarian cysts which cause her major discomfort. When she is suffering from … Continue Reading »

Rhythms in foods

I am continuing to study the energetics of food and I did not realize I was taking on a project similar to learning homeopathy. Foods are much more complicated than initially meets the eye. Of course foods do not act as deeply as homeopathic remedies because they are not made more potent by the act … Continue Reading »

Variety in feed for horses

Feeding a horse can be a real challenge especially if the horse has health challenges. Once you have found a horse feeding plan that is just perfect you of course don’t want to change anything. The problem with this is that feed for horses in the wild is varied and always has multiple choices and … Continue Reading »

Price of hay and feed for horses

I picked up feed for my horses yesterday and it was very depressing. I am wanting to buy premium quality because I believe that is what my horses deserve and that is what keeps them healthy. I am beginning to wonder if I need to think about my health, especially financial. One 40 pound bag … Continue Reading »