Many horses are being given lots of food but are still
low in nutrients, as many substances are not recognizable to the horse's
Nutrition is taken back to the way things
were in the days of our grandfathers, who farmed naturally and for the
benefit of the animal, producing a high functioning immune system so
the animals were resistant to disease naturally.
Good Nutrition is the foundation of health and healing, without that, the body can not heal, and the body work does not hold. The principles I trust have been around for centuries - we need to stop trying to "high tech a low tech animal" and get back to basics.
Oats, Flax and Barley have been fed to horses for centuries
These ways are hard to find now, as modern technology
has overcome common sense, and this knowledge has died out except for
people like the Ammish, who still practice natural and holistic farming.
Modern farming practices, pharmaceuticals, high performance and stress
levels, and confinement have left us with many horses whose immune systems
are depleted, and whose diet contributes even more to rising instances
of colic, laminitis, ulcers and a host of digestive and immune response
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Horses do not have a very big stomach, and it empties
itself every half hour. With over 100 feet of intestines, the horse
is literally "guts on legs" and any distress in system this
large is a huge deal. A horse is designed as a grazer, to consume small
amounts of forage continuously. So free choice hay is a must for intestinal
health. If the horse's stomach is left for long periods of time with
no forage to digest, the acids erode the stomach wall and ulcers, or
colic are the result.
This is the reason I believe that nutrition
is the cornerstone of health - and illness in many cases! The horse's
GI tract has not changed for thousands of years, and although the vets
and feed companies won't tell you this, pelleted feed is second on the
list of causes of colic, the first being worms.
Straight whole grains - like oats and barley - have been fed to horses
for milennia - and yet in the age of science and universities, we think
we know better than the animal itself.