Tue, Apr 09|
Introduction to Equine Nutrition & Supplementation
The equine feed and supplement business is a billion dollar industry. With new products coming on the market seemingly daily – it can be hard to keep up, if not become totally overwhelmed!
Time & Location
Apr 09, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Prime Equine, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
About the event
This seminar is about empowering YOU as a horse owner, in a safe space to learn and voice questions, understand ingredient lists and GA’s; to begin to gain knowledge in equine nutrition to make the best decisions for you, your horse and your budget.
This is a non-partisan event! We are representing no feed or supplement labels, so there is no ulterior motive to drive a particular product. What YOU want to know is our main agenda! Send us your preferred brands, feed labels and ingredients before the seminar and we will break them down with you as a group on this evening.
We will also talk about:
Understanding basic needs of equines
o Pasture pets, recreational riders, performance horses
o Hay analysis – how this could help your decision making
o How to break down a cost benefit analysis on a feed’s nutritional benefits vs cost per day
o How to reduce costs by understanding ingredients and mix your own feed
Demystifying Supplement Options
o Flax, fish, camelina, hemp, canola, corn - Oils and Omega’s are one of the hottest topics of the past few years! What are they, why do we feed them, understand their properties to gain knowledge to make your own decision on if your horse needs supplementation, and gain insight on how to choose the best option for you.
o Ulcers! Did you know 80% of performance horses and 50% of pasture horses have ulcers? How would you know if your horse is affected? We will show you some tips on recognizing ulcer pain, as well as talk about ulcer supplementation.
o Respiratory Support – A new study has come out indicating 80% of horses on a hay based diet suffer some form of respiratory inflammation or distress. Does your horse? We will review some early signs and symptoms, as well as talk about supplement ingredients available for respiratory health.
o No Hoof No Horse! So, if your horse is sound (right now), and their feet don’t crack – are they healthy? We will do a mini session on “reading feet” as well as talk about supplementation for hoof health, it’s not as complex as it may sound!
o And finally – joint health! How does the body support, absorb and utilize joint supplementation? Understanding your horse’s history, current and projected use can give you a great start on understanding if and what you may want to think about when it comes to supporting their joints, and we will go over the most popular joint supplement ingredients and their effects.
- Bring or send in your feed labels, questions, individual horse stories and questions – this evening is for you (and your horse) to educate and empower your knowledge to support your favorite four leggers!
Adelle Stewart has over 20 years’ experience with horses, and is a Certified Advanced Equine First Aid Instructor, Equine Kinesiology Taping Practitioner, Equine Craniosacral Therapist, and Apprentice Apex Method Trimmer. She is passionate about the unique and individual needs of horses and has developed a method of individual equine supplementation protocols for her entire herd of horses and donkeys.
Leanne Godwin over 20 years’ of experience with horses and is an Equine Nutritional Consultant, Certified Access Bars Facilitator (animals and humans), BodyTalk Practitioner, Animal BodyTalk Student and also holds an Equine Energy Certificate. She is passionate about health and wellness of horses and helping people achieve peace of mind that comes from knowing what you are spending your money on all while giving your horse it’s optimal nutritional needs.
Intro to Nutrition