What is Equine Insulin Resistance (IR)

It was thought 30 years ago that horses were immune to the affects of IR or Diabetes. Horses are alleged to have been on planet Earth for 4 million years. So why in such a relatively short period of time are horses so dramatically compromised by diabetes? Many would say
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Equine Insulin Resistance & Equine Hypothyroidism

Equine Insulin Resistance, Equine Hypothyroidism. I have been getting many calls from customers regarding their IR horses and wanting info regarding the Equine Challenge IR Protocol. And for the newer Equine Challenge customers who are reading this, we do have a specific protocol for IR horses or for horses that are
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Winterizing The Hard Keeper Horse

If your horse is struggling to keep weight on in the winter, add more WHOLE oats to the evening feeding. How much you ask? If you are currently feeding whole oats you can add a cup in the morning and a cup at night.  If you are just starting whole oats the amount will
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Stewardship or Horsemanship?

It would appear that many horse owners/riders believe that horsemanship is one’s ability to ride.  When they describe their goals or aspirations in their involvement with horses, it seems to be wrapped around what they look like on a saddle, or how many buckles, saddles, trailers or money they have
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Fall Transition & Chronic Colic Tips

Fall is in the air!  That being said, many horses will colic or find themselves in a Pre-colic situation in the Fall Transition, especially horses prone to “chronic colic.” Prevention…Colic can be caused by many different factors.  During Fall and Winter, weather plays a major role. As the temperature swings can result in frozen
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Too Hot To Ride, How About Trailering?

“How Hot Is Too Hot To Ride?”  Temperature + Humidity Level = 130 or higher…BEWARE! Horses get hotter much faster than you and I and are more susceptible to the effects of heat stress. It only takes approx. 17 minutes of moderate intensity exercise in hot, humid weather to raise a horse’s
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