Six Signs of Good Quality Horse Hay

December 2016

by Gina M. Frequez, M.S., Technical Specialist, Equine Technical Services   Forage makes up between 50 and 90 percent or more of a horse’s diet. Much of the forage part of the diet comes in the form of hay. Because it’s such a big part of the ration, a good …

Read More

Feeding to Improve Your Horse’s Topline

August 2014

Identifying and Correcting Poor Muscle Development by Gina Fresquez, MS, CHHC   Now that show and competition season is in full swing you may be noticing your horse’s condition and whether it needs improving or you need to make adjustments to keep your horse strong and with a competitive edge. …

Read More

Prepping for Show Season

How to Get Your Horse Shiny, Slick and In Shape by Gina Fresquez, MS, CHHC   Now that the weather is getting warmer and we are starting to ride a lot more, you might be wondering about the best way to get your horse back into tip-top shape for the …

Read More

Does Your Horse Need Senior Feed?

How to Determine when Your Partner Needs a Diet Change by Gina Fresquez, MS, CHHC   Taking care of the senior horse is one topic I hold dear to my heart as I have a 27-year-old mare that has been with me through thick and thin. Having owned her for …

Read More

Too Fast, Too Slow, or Just Right?

Getting the Right Kind of Energy from Your Horse by Gina Fresquez, MS, CHHC   Is your horse too slow, too fast or just right? This is a very common topic as I hear from a lot of horse owners who have trouble with the energy they get from their …

Read More

What’s the Deal with Protein?


Myth Busting this Important Nutrient for Horses and Humans by Gina Fresquez, MS, CHHC   The topic of protein in equine nutrition (and human nutrition) has gotten a lot of attention over the years. I find it’s a hot topic of discussion and popular way horse owners evaluate and choose …

Read More

The Real Cost of Cheap Hay

How to Determine if You’re Saving Money by Gina Fresquez, M.S., CHHC   With quality hay prices reaching an all-time high here in the Pacific Northwest (avg. $18/bale) many horse owners are looking for alternative hay sources that won’t break the bank. Some may even be tempted to ditch that …

Read More