Let’s just start by saying that it’s important to pay attention to your horse’s nutrition no matter what they do. However, athletes have different nutritional requirements no matter what kind of animal they are so it’s important to know what your athlete needs to stay strong & healthy.
What You Put In
Three-day event horses obviously have unique nutritional needs which need to be met to keep them in peak physical condition. Four-star eventer Buck Davidson describes what goes into feeding high-performance horses.
Show course designers are always looking for interesting ways & materials to create jumps or course. This is a perfect example of that, as these teams have an interesting barrier in their path.
It’s All About Perspective
Our American readers will instantly be impressed or even horrified at the idea of using wheelie bins as jumps until they watch the video. Things (including trash receptacles) are much larger in the states & this was clearly not filmed there (it was filmed in the UK).
Whenever we find videos that discuss horse jobs we always bookmark it to share with our readers. This film is a quick look into the life of horse career.
Speaking for Those Who Can’t
Chief Field Officer David Boyd discusses how World Horse Welfare Field Officers investigate horse welfare concerns in the UK. In this video, David visits a field in Derbyshire where the weight of the ponies is a concern. This is a tough position, but one not without it’s rewards.
No matter what kind or breed of horse you ride, you have probably dealt with a foot problem of some sort. This short video shows a bit about the causes of laminitis in horses.
Feed Them Well
Professor Derek Knottenbelt from the University of Liverpool discusses the effects of laminitis on horses feet. Throughly demonstrating how insulin resistance can lead to the rotation of the pedal bone.