5 Considerations for your Horse when Facing Hay Shortages

Hay prices. . .right? We can all tell hay producers are struggling when prices start to rise or, in this case, continue to rise. Even worse, you may be in an area experiencing serious hay shortages this spring. You may be stuck having to buy hay that’s simply available, even if it’s different from your preferred choice.Critical areas of hay production have struggled to get good growth over the las…

Bluebonnet Feeds Welcomes NRHA Professional Abby Lengel to the Pro Rider Team

Photos courtesy of: Veronika Equine Photography For Immediate release.  April 6, 2021 - Ardmore, OK - Bluebonnet Feeds announced the addition of another great athlete to its Pro Rider team. Abby Lengel is a top NRHA professional, was the 2018 Horsewoman of the Year and continues to inspire many as a break out competitor. “As a long-time customer, we’re proud to officially have Abby L…

Why protein, fat, fiber, starch and sugar levels are the last thing you should look for in a feed

Choosing a feed for your horse Your horse’s grain has one primary function: to provide the essential nutrients required to support a healthy life. Sounds simple enough...right? But, if you’ve spent time balancing pasture, hay, grain and supplements to meet your horse’s specific needs, then you know it can get complicated - fast. Not to mention we all have budgets to consider! So often, the con…

STARTING NEW SUPPLEMENTS & FEED

For even more cold weather tips listen to Episode 16 of Feed Room Chemist: An Equine Nutrition Podcast. Available on Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher or your favorite platform. Episode 16 - Tips for starting new supplements and grain Supplements Adding it in Start with a ¼ of the daily recommended amount for 3-4 days Then move up to ½ for 3-4 days Add ¼ every 3-4 days,…

For Erin Taormino, Every Pellet Counts

All performance horse events require an incredible amount of strength and stamina, but few sports demand this to the level of reined cow horse. With a herd, fence and reining run, these horses need to be in the best possible shape and have the mental endurance to compete in three events. Reined cow horse trainer and 2015 Snaffle Bit Futurity Reserve Champion, Erin Taormino, knows first-hand w…

Top Ways to Keep Horses Warm in the Winter

Bitter cold temperatures are taking over much of the country right now, and many owners are wondering how to keep their horses warm. As numbers on the thermometer drop below your horse’s lower critical temperature, here are two things you can do to help them stay warm: 1.The first thing you should do is feed more hay. Digesting hay is kind of like turning on the furnace inside your hor…