Category Archives: General

REPLACING CURRENT PRODUCTS WITH HORSE GUARD PRODUCTS

Customer: “I'm interesting in replacing most or all of my supplements and/or grain for my horse with those from your company. She currently is taking SmartDigest Ultra, Horse Guard, Biotin, and Mare Magic. Could you please let me know what products you carry which are compatible to the above products? I would like to buy locally from now on.” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: You have a couple different options. You could replace the SmartDigest …

IS MY HORSE GETTING ENOUGH AMINO ACIDS

Customer: “Hello, I feed my 3 horse and mini oats, Cocosoya oil, and Horse Guard. I'm wondering if the Horse Guard has a sufficient amount of amino acids in it? ” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: When fed a high-quality hay with the oats, oil, and Horse Guard, your horses are receiving sufficient amino acids. There are only few times that you would have to worry about insufficient amounts of amino acids. A young horse or …

Combining Proper Nutrition With Essential Oils For Health

Proper nutrition for your horse is crucial to make sure that they live a long happy, healthy life. On top of continuous supplementation of the correct vitamins and minerals, the use of essential oils is becoming a popular trend in caring for animals.  People have used the natural oils from plants for centuries to help aches, pains, and common illness. Essential oils are also used for soothing reasons with people and even animals. At the …

HELPING MY HORSE WITH STIFLE ISSUES

Customer: “My 15 year old paint gelding has chronic stifle clicking and I have tried everything that has scientific based info from vets to actual scientist, nothing has given this boy any relief. He is a big horse and I think was used way to hard before I got him. He is on mixed hay, some Timothy pellets, small amount, as a daily treat with ground flax seed, and a probiotic, we have tried shots for …

CRUDE PROTEIN IN HORSE GUARD

Customer: “Could you please tell me the amounts of crude protein, fat, and fiber in Horse Guard?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: A 2 ounce dose of Horse Guard is 12% Crude Protein, 3.5% Crude Fat, and 10% Crude Fiber. It is important to remember, however, when considering the whole diet of a horse that 2 ounces is a very small amount. So, when formulating a ration the crude protein, fat, and fiber are minute …

Flix – Our New Flax Treat

We’re introducing a new flax treat! As a horse owner that supplements your horse, you understand how excellent nutrition supports the overall health of your horse. For that reason, we have developed another fun way to aid in your horse’s health. Do you like giving your horse treats, but worry about the extra sugar that you are feeding him? What if you could give him a treat that was actually healthy? Well now you can …

MAGNESIUM IN HORSE GUARD

Customer: “Hello, can you tell me how many grams are in Horse Guard? It only gives mg. I want to make sure my horses are getting enough magnesium.” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Your horse is getting 0.175 grams of magnesium is his 2 ounce dose of Horse Guard. The average horse needs to consume 10 grams of magnesium a day. Magnesium is a macro mineral and therefore is consumed in amounts higher than can …

WHAT TO FEED WITH HORSE GUARD

Customer: “I just ordered your product, Horse Guard, per recommendation from my vet. My horse is a 16-year old in moderate work, fed a grass/alfalfa mix twice daily, a hay local to us here in Utah. He does not have access to field/grass turnout or any additional forage. He is of good weight, and has a healthy coat and hooves, but like many horse owners, I felt like he might be missing key nutrients in his …

Slow Feeding Your Horse For Optimal Health

Are you curious about the benefits of slow feeding your horse? Here are some facts that show the benefits of slow feeding your horse for optimal health and why it is better for their digestive tract.  First, if we look at the free roaming wild horses, they spend their days looking for food and foraging. These wild horses are rarely sick and rarely have problems with their feet. Think about yourself for a moment. When …

SUPPLEMENT WITH NO IRON FOR IR HORSE

Customer: “I saw your product for the first time today and was very interested in trying it BUT saw that is has iron in it. I have been reading in the ECIR.org site for IR horses and iron has the potential to be bad for IR horses. Do you make a similar product without iron?”   Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: We sell an organic selenium and vitamin E product which provides 3 mg of organic …

FEEDING AN EASY KEEPER TO GET MORE ENERGY

Customer: “My 4 year old Friesian Quarter Horse cross has no problem with keeping weight on (he's tough to keep not obese) but frequently has low energy and gets tired quickly during a ride. I currently feed Trifecta and a quart of alfalfa pellets  once a day and quality central Oregon grass hay (mainly orchard grass) twice a day. He is currently working 4 to 5 days a week doing training level dressage. What would be …

HORSE GUARD WITH HIGH MAGNESIUM SALT

Customer: “I have been giving my gelding a loose salt product containing hi mag, it claims to be for the IR horse. I use Horse Guard. I don’t know how much magnesium is the correct percentage to give and if I need the loose salt with the hi mag or is Horse Guard enough? Don’t want to double dose. At your convenience I would love to hear your advice.” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Thank …