Horses' basic nutritional requirements can be divided into different categories, each with its own unique requirements. Energy Requirements The amount of calories that a horse consumes need to meet his energy requirements. Too few calories and the horse will be too thin, too many calories and the horse will become overweight. This is one of the most commonly made errors. A good rule to follow is approximately 2 pounds of hay per 100 pounds of horse. To see if the horse is being fed enough check the visibility of his ribs. Fiber Requirements Horses need fiber for proper stomach functioning of their intestinal tract, and it is often overlooked. Horses get fiber from good hay and pasture grazing. The oats in some grains can also provide a significant amount of fiber. However, ...
Purchasing a brand new dog house can be quite an adventure, at least these days when the market seems to be downright overflowing with alternatives. You have to bear in mind several factors, though, to make sure both that you are spending your cents on something that’s worth the while and on an item that will keep your furry buddy safe from harm and provide the comfort that he or she needs. Without further ado, we invite you to have a look at the following tips and tricks. Get the right size It goes without saying that the dimension of the product matters most, at least in relation to the size of your own dog. If your budget allows you to, always pick the biggest dog house you can afford. It will ensure that your pet remains comfortable regardless whatever might happen. A g
Horse racing has been around North America a long time, in fact the Sport of Kings is thought to have first got up and running on U.S. soil in 1665 in what is now the state of New York. That’s only one year after the Brits first annexed Manhattan from the Dutch. Early races were more often contested simply between two horses and their riders and conducted upon the roads of towns. The sport has evolved of course and today the U.S. Triple Crown, a concept of three races originating in England in 1853, features the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and Belmont Stakes and is one of the most watched horse racing events on the planet; the Derby alone has had television viewing audiences of over 16 million. Trainer Bob Baffert Has Won Preakness Five Times Leading trainers, such as Bob Ba
Finding an original gift for our family, friends and loved ones can be difficult at the best of times. We want them to love and cherish it for the rest of the year. However, finding the right gift for someone who is an equestrian or horse owner can be a bit of a challenge, especially if the gift giver doesn’t know much about horses. However, with a bit of thought, it’s possible to discover the ideal gift that is sure to make any horse owner pleased. Horse Print Textiles Cushions, throws and blankets with horse prints on them make really cute home accessories, and will definitely be appreciated by any horse owner or even just somebody who loves and appreciates the beauty of horses. You can find items with photographic and realistic prints on them, or simple silhouettes of horses aga