“What symptoms would I see if my horse was mineral deficient?” ‘Anita’ asks me. My answer… “That’s a really good question”… the actual answer is the reason why so many of us don’t have ‘problems’ with our horses, we have ‘disasters’! One of the things I love about being out and about at horse events […]
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If you missed her introduction, meet Galaxy! Galaxy is a 7-year-old arabian riding pony who has been given to me as she had such severe gastric ulceration and associated behavioural issues her previous owners felt she was unsafe and also not fit for sale. From what I’ve seen of her so far, I agree. BUT, […]
I had the best conversation with a gal who is a truly special human being last month, Felicity Davies. Felicity runs Felicity Davies Horsemanship and brings a whole new perspective and approach to horsemanship! Felicity has put our conversation, where we chat all things feeding and behaviour out as a Podcast. You can find it […]
FeedXL officially started out almost 2 decades ago as CD-ROM based software. But truth is, FeedXL has been somewhere in the works since I was a kid, growing up on a cattle farm in rural NSW, Australia. As a child, the only place I ever wanted to be was with my horses. I still remember […]
It’s funny how when you do the same work for more than 2 decades you can sometimes forget how little you USED to know. Growing up, I rode horses every day… often twice a day. It was almost always my beautiful mare CoaCoa. She worked hard. And yet she was never fed properly… in hindsight […]
As horse owners we sometimes give ourselves a really hard time for not doing ‘the right thing’ for our horses. I was speaking with a gorgeous friend last week whose pony had gotten laminitis. Poor gal was distraught and feeling horribly guilty that she had let this happen! I said to her ‘in case it […]
COLIC! It’s a word that sends cold shivers up every horse owners’ spine, and for good reason! Colic is the single biggest killer of horses worldwide. I lost my beautiful CoaCoa to this horrid condition… with their gastrointestinal tract the way it is, horses are simply prone to developing all sorts of problems with their […]