When purchasing horse tack or horse feed in Connecticut, are you aware of the importance of lysine in feed? Lysine is an important amino acid that comes from proteins broken down in the small intestine. On many bags of horse feed where the protein percentage is listed, it might also say "added lysine". This aids in improving the protein quality.
Do you know that weather can affect your horse tack even in your tack room in Connecticut? Temperature and humidity have everything to do with how your leather tack weathers time. If possible, have heat in the tack room-and maybe an air conditioner. Humidity is particularly hard on leather. You can prolong the life of your investment with a dehumidifier or even by using those little, inexpensive tubs of dehumidifying agent. Do you know how long your bagged horse feed will last in Connecticut? High fat or high moisture feeds have a shorter shelf life than lower fat or lower moisture feeds do. Pelleted feeds are processed at a higher temperature and have less moisture. A safe guess is 6 to 8 weeks for sweet feeds, and up to 8 to 12 weeks for pelleted feeds. Keep in mind temperature and humidity are also factors.