Like people, horse breeds vary in temperament and metabolism, so the same food will not serve all horses. The first place to start when determining what feed program your horse suits is to assess your horse’s metabolism. To do this, Dr. Geertsema examines your equine’s:
- condition of coat, skin and hoof
Easy Keepers vs Thin Horses
Whether its genetics, stress, or a physiological situation, some horses are easier to keep than others. Dr. Geertsema can help you ensure easy keepers don’t overeat and help thin horses get the best nutrition suited to their environment.
Dr. Geertsema can tailor a feed program, without over-feeding calories, to your horse’s nutritional needs. All equine programs will vary and should be based on your equine’s age and activity level.