May News Letter
So.... we are fast
approaching summer, and most of us are getting more time with our
horses. Our horses dietary needs change
somewhat in summer depending on where you live and what you do with your
horses. Most need more hay and calories because people are out
competing, trail riding, arena work, training, doing endurance and having
But....... those calories
should be coming from high quality hay and soaked hay pellets, rice bran,
whole non-processed oats, flax and a high quality vitamin/mineral
supplement, and adding Equine Zyme to that bucket
as well so your horses are digesting and keeping their guts healthy.
Commercial bag feeds are full of chemicals and highly processed ingredients
and additives your horses could do without out!
One of the things I do for my
horses in the summer months when fruit is so available is make them fruit
salads at least once per week, I give them a few berries (black berries,
blue berries, raspberries), a few grapes (red and green); cut up apples,
watermelon, cantelope, honey dew melon, mango,
banana, peaches, nectarines and plums (no pits please), not a lot but a
great taste treat and a great way to give them some additional
nutrition! Those are things I am eating in the summer months so why
not them too? Will talk about the veges I also feed in summer in the June
When the weather starts to
get warm it is always a good idea to add a little salt, I like the
Himalayan salt, to their bucket feed if you have horses who
need to drink more like I do, I have two that never seem to drink enough!
So come up with some creative
fruit combinations, you can mix some fruits and veges,
try bananas, strawberries, grapes, cut up carrots and apples, a little
watermelon and your horses will love you!