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Ty is the Marketing Director for Horse Guard. A Cal Poly graduate, Ty has been handling and competing with horses her whole life. Ty values her horses health and truly believes she is feeding and marketing the best equine supplements on the market.

Keeping Your Horse Cool and Healthy on the Trail

Summer is the perfect time to get out and explore the trails by horseback. While out on the trails you and your horse can quickly become overheated and exhausted. It is important to be educated in what can cause your horse to overheat, as well as have some helpful tips on how to stay cool while exploring the trails. The following are ways your horse can become overheated and what you can do to keep …

Summer’s Cool Eats for Your Horse

Summer is here and it is a great time to get out and spend time with your horse. It is also an important time to watch what you feed your horse during the hotter months of the year. During times of high temperatures, you want to feed your horse “cool feeds”. “Cool feeds” are feeds that do not produce a lot of heat when being digested because of fermentation in the hindgut. Benefits of Fat: Fat is …

Helping Your Finicky Eater Gain Weight

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to put weight on a horse that is a finicky eater. Your horse could be a fussy eater for a few reasons. For example, he may have dental issues. If it is painful for your horse to chew he probably won’t eat much. Your horse also may have ulcers, causing him stomach pain and decrease his appetite. There is also a possibility that your horse is just a …

Common Equine Nutritional Diseases

Despite our best efforts to provide our beloved animals with high quality feed, horses are nonetheless prone to equine nutritional diseases that can adversely affect their performance and health. These diseases are categorized into one of three main areas: directly related to nutrition, indirectly related to nutrition, or a combination of the two. Those directly related to nutrition are, generally speaking, completely preventable with proper nutrition and supplementation management. Those indirectly related to nutrition aren’t …

Hoof & Hair Guard Is So Effective, It Would Make Fabio Jealous!

Fabio Lanzoni, better known as just Fabio, is an Italian model and actor whose image has graced many product ads - and Harlequin novels - throughout his long career. A naturally handsome individual, his most famous feature is his long, magnificent hair. In order to allow his hair to look its best, Fabio has expensive stylists who utilize expensive products... But what price does his hair pay as a result? What damage has his hair …

Horse Guard Products Benefits Arabian Horse Rescue & Education

Read this great article written by Keri at Arabian Horse Rescue on how our products have benefited all their horses, but one in particular.... Enjoy! At Arabian Horse Rescue & Education, we believe all horses deserve love no matter where they come from or what state they are in when they come to us. In fact, many times a difficult rehabilitation will lead to an extra rewarding adoption. When AHRE purchased Frosty at auction in July 2015, she …

How To Determine What Nutrients Your Horse Needs

Almost anyone who took high school biology will remember that all organisms need nutrients in order to carry out life processes. The things humans need to carry out those processes are the same for horses, wolves, and dolphins, and they are: carbohydrates, proteins, lipids (fats), vitamins, minerals, and water. As horse owners, we want to make sure our animals are getting optimal nutrition. But factors such as age, weight, status, and workload means that you …

The Shetland Pony… Great Things Do Come In Small Packages!

As sure as the Sun rises in the east and sets in the west, kids are drawn to the lovable Shetland Pony, and for good reason! These hardy, rugged animals are originally from the Shetland Islands, about 110 miles off the northern coast of Scotland. The climate there can be very difficult to endure. This resulted in the Shetland developing a thick, double coat during winter, along with a thick mane and tail to aid …

The Mystique of the Mustang

When people hear the word “mustang”, they conjure up images of wild horses running freely throughout the prairies and mountains of the western United States. Indeed, these horses have enjoyed a few hundred years worth of being free from ownership... The true definition of mustang in the Spanish language! But what many people may not realize is that a more accurate descriptor for a mustang would be “feral” because these intelligent, robust horses are descended …

Parasites Affect Your Horse From the Inside Out… Help It Fight Back

Parasites. To the unsuspecting, and unfortunate, host, they’re a scourge that has existed on the Earth for far longer than Homo Sapiens or Equus Caballus combined. These organisms, classified into three categories: protozoa, helminths, and ectoparasites, all function in the same manner, they feed on a host via its blood (external) or through digested food (internal). Most internal parasites focus on the intestines because that’s where most mammals absorb food, and thus, will give the …

Help Your Horse Overcome the Effects of Mycotoxicosis

What Are Mycotoxins?Mycotoxins are harmful secondary compounds produced by fungi that can be found in soil and plant matter commonly consumed by horses, including: grains, forages, and feed. While the presence of fungi are not completely absent from these food sources, they will produce mycotoxins under ideal conditions such as specific moisture and oxygen levels present in the air, and at certain temperatures. Mycotoxicosis is more common among agricultural animals such as poultry, swine and …

The Grandeur of the Clydesdale Never Ceases to Impress!

To many Americans, the Clydesdale is synonymous with the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. Their famous TV commercials, which usually air during Christmas and the Super Bowl, are seen by millions of people annually and are filmed with the company’s own horses who comprise a series of hitches throughout the country. Apparently, the qualification process to make one of those teams is as stringent as someone trying to become a Dallas Cowgirl! The process is worth it, …