Australian Researchers Look into Alternative Forages for Horses

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Browsing (feeding on vegetation other than grasses) may be an important aspect of the equine diet that is often overlooked, yet it may play an important role in the digestive health and the natural behaviour of horses. Scientists at the University of New England (NSW, Australia) are embarking on a research project to improve our… Read more »

New book: Equine Permaculture – Regenerative Horse Property Design & Pasture Management

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Equine Permaculture: Regenerative Horse Property Design & Pasture Management A collection of articles, 80 pages by Mariette van den Berg & Nicholas Huggins Generally, horse keeping is considered to be a costly hobby or business, especially with current price rises in living expenses and feed costs. On top of that, horse and land owners encounter… Read more »

Grazing and Browsing? Forage Trees and Shrubs for Horses

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By Mariette van den Berg B.(Hons), MSc. (Equine Nutrition) This photograph © copyright Craig Mackintosh Introduction Within the Equine industry there is next to no research based on alternate feeding sources such as forage trees and shrubs for horses. Adding trees in and around pastures can be beneficial for a number of reasons; it not… Read more »