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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.

The Donkey…..Not Just a Horse with Big Ears

Last week I was at the Equine Science Society meetings, staying educated on the newest research done in the equine industry. One seminar particularly sparked my interest, called "Donkeys are Different", and spurred me to write an article for donkey-lovers and to help people understand similarities and differences between donkeys and horses. Donkeys are notoriously undervalued in the United States to the typical horse person. Famed for their longevity and grit, donkeys’ physical traits and …

Keep Your Performance Horse In Top Form

There are few spectacles more exciting to watch than those involving performance horses. Allowing these magnificent creatures the ability to display their true power and majesty is a sight to behold, especially through events such as barrel racing, dressage, three day eventing, rodeo, endurance riding, cutting, reining, the list goes on and on. Indeed, seeing a 1000 lb. horse maneuver the way they do is something that delights fans of all ages across the globe. …

It’s Gotta Be the Shoes!

We clearly know this wasn’t the case... Shoes don’t make anyone or anything any more capable purely from a physiological standpoint. The same goes for the horses we love and care about so much. Humans began placing shoes on horses a little over 2000 years ago to help their ever-growing hooves cope with the demands domestication placed on their feet. From stone roads, to pursuing enemies over rocky terrain, to being stabled on sand, wearing …

Happy, Healthy, Rescued Equine

Companion, just-started, ridable: whatever you need they’ve got it. Minis, ponies, donkeys, horses: if you can think of the equid, they’ve got it! Located in Southeast Bend, Oregon, Equine Outreach has been rescuing horses for 30 years. They are a registered non-profit organization that works closely with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and many other Sheriffs and organizations in Central and Eastern Oregon. Horse Guard has been able to help this wonderful organization for the last decade. Rescued horses …

Difference Between Oats or Beet Pulp?

Customer:"My question is whether to feed my horse oats or beet pulp? I've been seeing many articles on feeding them instead of commercial grains to horses, but am confused on which is best since the article does pros on just that product. Are there major differences in them, do feeding amounts matter, what are pros and cons to both? My horse is an easy keeper so he really only gets enough grain to eat his Horse Guard supplements and not feel left …

Kelsey’s Back

The former, Kelsey Johnson aka Big Sis, is now back and the Horse Guard team couldn't be happier.She has grown up a bit, changed her name, became a doctor and got a better hat but we still love her!Introducing Dr. Kelsey Johnson NonellaFrom the time we were little shavers helping parents pound on Horse Guard lids, to running around bareback under the sprinklers we have been good friends. Now not only do I have my team …

Lamar’s 90 Day Difference on Super Weight Gain

Horse Guard's very own project horse. When we bought Lamar he was 16'1 and weighted 900 lbs. He was clearly emaciated. When we picked him up he was out with 5 other horses who were in fine condition. Lamar is a perfect example of why Super Weight Gain works so well. It was obvious comparing these other horses in his pen to Lamar that something was missing in his diet. Super Weight Gain addressed 5 different …