Resource Library - Miniature Horses
The vast majority of experts agree that a miniature horse retains the horse phenotype and its metabolic characteristics. They are scaled down versions of their full-sized friends with the same nutritional requirements.
The foundation of any horse’s diet is a steady, unending flow of forage. A balanced, varied, and nutritious diet protects the horse’s ability to naturally fight off disease, produce and repair tissues, and prevent degenerative diseases. And equally important, a calm, stress-free environment should be maintained to prevent the damaging hormonal response that can lead to ulcers, colic, allergies, metabolic syndrome, and even laminitis and equine Cushing’s disease.
These same rules apply for miniature horses, but there are several considerations unique to these animals that we must not overlook.
- Feed a Miniature Horse as a Horse - with some caveats!
- Eating! An Important Key to Improving Insulin Resistance
- Testing Your Pasture - For Peace of Mind
- The Correct Way to Use Slow Feeders
- Empty Fields Everywhere - Why Movement is So Important
- NSC and ACTH - Double Trouble for the Fall
- The Overweight Horse Who Won't Stop Eating - Leptin Resistance in the Key!
- Forage Deprivation Keeps Your Horse Fat - The Research
- Fruits are Fabulous, even for Insulin Resistant Horses!
- It's Not Just Sugar that Raises Insulin - Poor Quality Protein Can, Too!
- Is Glucosamine Safe for the Insulin Resistant Horse?
- Too Much Iron Can be Detrimental to the Insulin Resistant Horse
- Turmeric Is a Winning Supplement for Insulin Resistance
- Add a Serving of Caution to that Tender Spring Grass
Recorded Seminars ($9.95 each)
Interview Podcasts (Free)
Listen to Dr. Juliet Getty, special guest on Jim Swanner's, "All About Horses" radio program or Monty Roberts' Horsemanship radio as she discusses the following topic(s). Recordings are each 30 minutes in length.
- "Pasture - It is good for YOUR horse?" - Interview with Jim Swanner
- "All About Laminitis" - Interview with Jim Swanner
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