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This past summer had no shortage of sunny, dry days. While the weather may have been ideal for the show season, or for trail riding with your favourite horse, 2018 was not a great summer for growing hay in Ontario and parts of Quebec. With only around half the normal days of rain between May and August for most parts of Ontario, hay yields are low and, in some places, very low.

Having horses means having cleaning jobs. And the more you do, the more you realize how much needs to be done. With time always at a premium, it’s easy to get so focused on riding and training that cleaning jobs come a distant second until a stale, unpleasant odor catches your attention.

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While we have become increasingly aware of the special needs of horses with sensitivities to starch and sugar, there remains a large population of our performance horses that can benefit from moderate inclusion of NSC (non-structural carbohydrates: starch and sugar) in the diet. Non-structural carbohydrates are found in varying amounts in all feed ingredients, with the exception of ingredients that are solely comprised of fat. The largest source of NSC in most horses’ diets is forage. Hay and pasture particularly can be very high in sugars depending on the variety and growing conditions.

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Low water intake remains the most prevalent cause of nutrition-related impaction colic. The following circumstances describe the most common reasons why your horses may be reluctant to drink:

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Product Review - The world of supplements can be hard to navigate, especially if you have more than one concern that you’re trying to address when supplementing your horse’s diet. Whether it’s joint health, gut health, or just overall health, it can become overwhelming at the best of times.

Arizona’s Circle Z Ranch, horse riding arizona equestrian vacations holiday with horses in arizona

Since 1926, the Circle Z Ranch has welcomed guests to the traditions and beauty of our pristine Arizona property. We create unique, all-inclusive horseback riding vacations for visitors of all ages and riding abilities.

Tom Balding 'Advantage' Bits

The beautifully crafted Advantage Bit Line by Tom Balding Bits & Spurs is designed with a heavier 3/8-inch satin finish stainless material in both 8 1/4-inch long shank and a 7-inch short shank. Advantage combinations are offered with standard mouthpieces without copper. This affordable line holds true to the quality and superior craftsmanship that has set Tom Balding Bits & Spurs above all others.

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