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This is the sixth article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.

When it comes to equine nutrition, we often stress about whether our horses are carrying enough flesh. However, the well-padded look that might be perfect for the show ring is often too heavy for excellent health.

This is the fifth article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.

One morning when you go to feed your horses and turn them out for the day, you notice your gelding appears to be wheezing. He happily eats his breakfast and is otherwise normal, so you turn him out anyway. When you bring him back in that night, he seems his normal self.

This is the fourth article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.

While the stress of riding and competing is often to blame for the development of ulcers in horses, feed programs are another factor behind Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome.

This is the third article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.

It’s green and leafy and horses love it, but alfalfa hay also has a bit of a bad-boy reputation in the horse world. It’s been blamed for colic and high spirits, but does alfalfa deserve the stigma?

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This is the second article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.

Some horses have a problem many of us envy—they have trouble gaining and maintaining enough weight. Whether it’s a performance horse that drops condition due to a heavy workload, or it's an off-the-track Thoroughbred that just can’t lose its “racetrack fit” physique, it can be a frustrating problem for a caretaker.

This is the first article in the "Fix It With Feed" series. Check back every Wednesday, starting Jan. 26 for more articles on nutrition and how it affects performance.

Trying to decide which feed to give your horse can feel like clothes shopping—you squint to read the numbers on the tag, but you’re never quite sure if it’s a perfect fit.

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