Feed Your Horse Like A Horse: Optimize Your Horse's Nutrition for a Lifetime of Vibrant Health
Covers what to feed, how to feed, and when -- conventional wisdom used to dictate the answer: Toss out a flake of "good quality" hay and hope the for best. These days, though, advances in nutritional research, evolving horse-keeping practices, disappearing pasture land, and increasingly sophisticated veterinary knowledge make the horse owner's feed decisions highly complex. For some it can be daunting, but for equine nutritionist Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D., the changing horse-scape creates an exciting opportunity to optimize the nutritional profile of every horse.
Dr. Getty's goal in writing this book is to help horse owners like you decide the best feeding method for your horse. She makes recommendations on what to feed, but also wants you to know why a specific feedstuff or nutrient is important.
"Since giving my herd of five free choice hay – the 21 year old mare’s girth is down two inches this evening. I couldn’t get near the “laminitic” Mustang pony; she was too busy doing (spectacular!) airs above the ground, romping with the TB/QH gelding (who is twice her size and half her age.) She also gave a beautiful slide stop this evening before peeling off the other direction. I think they are feeling better, and again it is thanks to you taking the time to share your knowledge. Thank you so much!" - Chris M.
"I bought this book, as it is on the reading list for the recent Equine Nutrition on-line course that so many thousands of us completed. It certainly helped with the course. Giving me more information on different topics in a way that is easy to read and understand. Enough detail, but not too complicated. Everyone interested in horses should read this." - Alison, Amazon review