Orphan foals raised with a correct balance of nutrients and monitored for growth, food consumption, and weight gain can be every bit as tall, strong, and athletic as foals raised by their dams.Read More
Karen Briggs is the author of six books, including the recently updated Understanding Equine Nutrition as well as Understanding The Pony, both published by Eclipse Press. She's written a few thousand articles on subjects ranging from guttural pouch infections to how to compost your manure. She is also a Canadian certified riding coach, an equine nutritionist, and works in media relations for the harness racing industry. She lives with her band of off-the-track Thoroughbreds on a farm near Guelph, Ontario, and dabbles in eventing.
Articles by Karen Briggs
Making clean water available to your horse might seem like an easy task, but it’s not always as simple as it sounds. Here’s what to consider about your horse’s water sources.Read More
Posted by Karen Briggs | Jun 3, 2011 | Article, Ligament & Tendon Injuries, Muscle and Joint Problems, Musculoskeletal System, Other Veterinary Technologies, Pain Management, Recovering from Injury & Surgery, Shock Wave Therapy
The latest therapies for injured tendons and ligaments focus on rebuilding tissue to its original strength.Read More
Is there a better way to feed hay to horses? There are dozens of hay feeder options, as it turns out, each with its own advantages. Hay feeders are designed to keep hay off the ground and sheltered from the elements to reduce wastage.Read More
They represent only a tiny portion of your horse’s feed intake, but they pack a nutritional wallop several times their size. Break down the components of the equine diet and think, for a moment, about what each accomplishes for your hoRead More