Isee two kinds of horse people—those who feed treats and those who don’t. I’m admittedly in the pro-treat camp. I’ve always had horses who are very food motivated. Only one got a little too greedy for his own good and had to be cut off to curb his pushy behavior. None of my horse-cookie monsters were picky, either. Carrots, apples, peppermints and horse treats in every size, shape and flavor. When it comes to feeding time, it’s good to be a little picky even if your horse isn’t. For example, don’t just eyeball a scoop of feed.
Actually weigh it—you’d be surprised. I was, when I first switched to a ration
balancer and discovered that the bag that should have lasted six weeks was
gone in less than a month. Yikes—lesson learned! With such a small recommended serving size, I had to be extremely accurate in doling out the portions
to make sure the amount was correct. Since it didn’t take much to overshoot
the amount in a scoop, I weighed and bagged each serving to make sure my
horse got the right amount, no matter who was doing the feeding.
For more feeding myths and mistakes, we talked to three nutrition experts
to get the real scoop. See what they had to say on pg. 30. We’ll be debunking horse health and care misconceptions throughout the year in our new
myth-busting series. (If there’s any horse care rule or advice you’ve always
wondered about, let us know!)
We’re also excited about our new horse behavior column with Julie Goodnight. Each month we’ll find out the best way to work with our horses by
understanding the way they think and react.
Our goal as always is to bring you a well-rounded magazine full of horse
advice plus ideas and inspiration. Please let us know how we’re doing, and
what you’d like to see more of in the magazine.
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Pick a plaid from Kensington Protective
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Plaid is our favorite look this month.
Here are some of our favorite ways to
go plaid at the barn.