Bluebonnet Myth Busters: Q1 2020

Each month, we share #bluebonnetmythbusters over on our social media channels. These are common misconceptions de-bunked and set straight with research-based facts. Below is a collection of myth busters from the first quarter of 2020.Myth: Broodmares are fine on a pasture-only diet until the last trimester.Fact: Researchers from the University of Cambridge compiled a list of studies showing nutrit…

Equilene Pro Care

Equilene ® Pro Care® is a low starch, beet pulp based feed designed to support normal intestinal health. It is ideal for performance horses, seniors, and all horses under training, travel, or immune stress. What Makes Equilene Pro Care Unique? The technologies in Equilene® Pro Care® were selected for their unique abilities to strengthen the intestinal lining and support a normal hea…

Double Dove Values Nutrition

Gail Holmes of Double Dove Ranch in Ft. Worth, Texas, desires only the best. Daughter of the late Jim Holmes, Gail is rooted in the cutting horse breeding industry. In fact, the family’s most noted sire, Dual Rey (bred by Gail’s sister Linda), is an Equi-Stat Elite $42 Million Sire. It’s safe to say Gail understands that continued commitment to quality is what makes a breeding program great. Wi…

Nutritional Needs for Mares & Foals

When a woman is pregnant, the first recommendation a doctor makes is to begin prenatal vitamins. This advice holds true for horses as well. Pregnancy and lactation are the times of highest nutrient demand for any horse. Roughly speaking, when a mare is providing milk for her foal, her calorie and vitamin requirements have doubled, protein needs have tripled, and calcium, phosphorus, and amino…

Focusing on Yours: Feed You Can Trust

It’s a jungle out there when it comes to feeds and supplements for horses. A simple Google search for ‘horse supplement’ turns up over 67 million results, and ‘horse feed’ shows 485 million! Every ad feels the same, and every company’s representative says their product is the best, so it can quickly feel like a losing battle. When evaluating your options, here are a few good questions to ask.…

Tips for Hard Keepers

Here are a few general recommendations for hard keepers. These may sound simple but can have a profound impact on how the horse utilizes nutrition.Have teeth evaluated by a reputable equine dental specialist at least every 12 months. Even little things like an under bite or overbite (which most horses have) can cause hooks and ramps to develop on the molars where we can’t see. These over gro…