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…

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…

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…

Amino Acids for Muscle + Stamina

Horses are known for the explosive power that comes from strong, fully engaged muscles. Along with proper training, an amino acid supplement can help improve muscling, stamina, and explosive strength in horses. Amino acids are critical to a horse’s health because they are the building blocks of nearly every soft tissue component within the body including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the ne…

Hay Quality Determined by Time of Harvest

Harvest time of hay is one of the most influential factors that determine the quality of hay. As grasses and legumes continue to grow and mature the amount of valuable nutrients such as protein and energy decrease. Each day harvest is delayed reduces the quality of the hay.As plants progress from the vegetative state (no seed heads or flowers) to the final seed formation state, the amount of s…

Organic Mineral Benefits

Organic MineralsThe use of organic minerals is becoming more and more popular in the horse feed industry, and there are many different types of minerals that fall under the “organic mineral” term. However, they are not all created equal. Bluebonnet Feeds is dedicated to using only the best organic mineral sources. In fact, there are over 225 peer-reviewed scientific research studies to back t…