Have the right horse tack and want hay as horse feed in West Virginia? Generally hay falls into one of two categories – legumes and grasses. Alfalfa or Clover hay is legume hay, while timothy, orchard, brome, bluegrass and bermudagrass are some popular grass hay choices.
Have an English saddle as part of your horse tack in West Virginia? English saddles offer closer contact with the horse's back than does the Western saddle and are lighter in weight. Years ago the panels of English saddles were stuffed with horse hair or kapok. In these modern times most English saddles are stuffed with either closed cell or other type of foam or a mixture of wool and acrylic fibers. Is your horse in Virginia getting enough lysine in their horse feed? Lysine is the first limiting amino acid in a horse’s diet. The lysine content of a protein source is necessary when properly balancing your horse’s diet. Some labels will include the percentage of lysine found in a product. Since all horses are individuals, it is recommend you consult with your veterinarian or equine nutritionist to balance the percentage of protein required in your horse’s diet.