When warmer spring weather arrives, it is time to alter your horse care to best meet the needs of your equine partner. Is he starting to pack on a few pounds from the delicious spring grasses? Maybe his feet have started to grow more quickly? Or perhaps he is sweating a bit more as he waits for his winter coat to shed? The following tips can help you keep your horse happy and healthy during spring months. 1. Get out the fly spray – Flies come with […]
Dental problems can cause your horse to behave in all kinds of strange ways that you may not associate with their teeth. Just like people, horses can get gum infections and cavities and the pain that they experience is just as real. So before these equine dental problems are allowed to get worse, here are 3 easy ways that you can spot them before they become bigger issues for your horse. 1. Your horse is tossing or tilting their head while they are being ridden. […]
Feeding your equine partners a well-balanced diet of protein, minerals, vitamins, grain, grass and hay is important to helping them live a healthy life. Determining what to feed your horse can depend on a few factors, including: environment, fitness level, equine discipline and age. With this in mind, here are a few feeding tips for healthy horses: Top 7 Feeding Tips For A Healthy Horse Did you know that the average 1,000-pound horse (depending solely on hay for its forage), will eat between 10 to […]
First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Suzie Q and I am the inspiration for Priscilla’s Grass For Horses. Some of my favorite times with Priscilla have been when we are exercising together. Being in great shape helps my mind and body stay strong so that I can perform at my peak when I need to. Here is something that all horse owners should know how to do when you’re conditioning your horse. Take the heart rate. Getting the blood pumping through […]
Horses are just like any other animal or human on the planet. They have evolved to take advantage of the many ways that nature has provided for us to be healthy. It can be easy to get caught up in the miracle cures of the age, but many times the best ideas are the simplest and the easiest ways to care for our bodies are the most natural. With this in mind we have come up with a list of 5 natural horse care tips […]
Give Them A Purpose. Just like people, horses thrive on knowing what they should be doing. It could be something as simple as standing where they’re told to stand so that you can groom them. Or it might be coming up to the fence line to get their favorite snack, a carrot or a serving of horse grass. Give Them Space. Many times we spend a large portion of our day working our horses or grooming them, but sometimes they just need to be left alone with […]
It’s a new year and a great time to get on a regular schedule with your farrier. A good rule of thumb is that your horse should expect a visit every 6-8 weeks. Of course, this is a general rule and specifics for your horse will depend on many factors, including the climate, what kind of work they may be doing, and how fast their feet grow. Developing a good working relationship with an excellent farrier is one of the best things you can do […]
The natural diet of a horse is grass. So, if you are looking for a special treat to give them, a great choice is Priscilla’s grass for horses. Priscilla’s horse grass is a blend of organic grain seeds that is easy to grow. Each box comes with 16 individual servings that will keep your horse coming back for more!
When you are introducing Priscilla’s grass for horses to your animal, be sure to give them a little at first and then progressively allow them more over time. Even though your horse may happily eat as much of Priscilla’s grass as you offer, we recommend a serving size of 3 pots a day. Whenever you are going to introduce changes to the kind of feed or the feeding schedule of your horse, be sure to do so gradually. Sudden changes in a horse’s diet can lead to colic.
Horses and hay. They seem to go together right? Well, there is a reason for that. A horse’s digestion depends on roughage for proper digestive function. They need to eat at least 1% of their body weight in grasses and hay everyday. Here are three horse nutrition tips to help you get the best for your horse. When you are buying hay, be sure to avoid anything that smells moldy or has too much dirt. Mold can upset a horse’s digestive system. Try to split […]