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Horses, too, have specific nutritional requirements and require a carefully planned feeding strategy. Join My Horse University and


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Michigan State University Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Contact: Christine Skelly at 801-338-8200

Back-to-School Webinar Series for Horse Owners: Nutrition for Horses


School is back in session, and morning shows and blogs are full of ideas for packing a healthy school lunch that will give kids the energy they need for the day. Horses, too, have specific nutritional requirements and require a carefully planned feeding strategy. Join My Horse University and eXtension HorseQuest for a free, live webcast series on equine nutrition and get expert advice on the what, when, how and why of feeding your horse

The series will kick off on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., EDT with a live presentation from Carey Williams, Rutgers University equine Extension specialist. "Digestive Anatomy: Why We Feed Horses the Way We Do," will give participants a tour through the horse's digestive tract, focusing on the system’s features and problems that can occur. Watch this short video to find out more.

On Oct. 23, Holly Spooner, assistant professor and Extension equine specialist at West Virginia University, will continue the series with a presentation on "Protein Requirements for Horses," and Dennis Sigler, professor and Extension horse specialist at Texas A&M University, will complete the series with "Equine Energetics" on Nov. 27.

Sigler’s presentation will help participants understand a horse’s caloric needs, how dietary energy is used and stored, and how these are connected to a horse’s performance. Both webcasts will be at 7 p.m., EDT.

Participants can register online for the webcasts. For those who are unable to watch the live presentations, webcasts are also recorded and available for viewing online at no cost. 

eXtension HorseQuest for a free, live webcast series on equine nutrition and get expert advice on the what, when, how and why of feeding your horse.