Basic Diet for the Healthy Horse

 


3564 Andalusia Blvd▪ Cape Coral, FL 33909
gwen.santagate@gmail.com▪ 239-573-9687

BASIC DIET FOR THE HEALTHY HORSE

Please note – this is for EDUCATIONAL purposes only and NOT to replace your veterinarian’s advice.

The ingredients listed are for the BASIC DIET for the HEALTHY HORSE … it is NOT inclusive of specific, dietary and nutritional needs for an unwell horse. Individual consult for such a situation for the unwell horses should be obtained.

Call (239)-573-9687 or email to: gwen.santagate@gmail.com for a full, private consultation from PENZANCE.

TO BE FED ONCE A DAY ONLY, any time … can be two or 3 times a week for the ‘easy keeper’ :

TO BE FED IN PLACE OF AND ALL PROCESSED FEEDS OR SUPPLEMENTS ARE TO BE ELIMINATED.

• FREE CHOICE 1ST CUT good quality HAY
• GRAZING as afforded on NON-ENHANCED pastures … an old field that is free of any chemical enhancements or herbicides with 100’s of weeds, flowers, shrubs, etc. is ideal
• FREE CHOICE Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
• 2 oz. of RAW, CHELATED MINERALS a day.

• RAW, ORGANIC VEGETABLES, FRUITS, NUTS, SEEDS: (1/2 quantities for ponies)
o 1 Apple
o 1 Orange
o 1 Banana
o 2 Yams (otherwise called ‘sweet potatoes’ in many stores – they’re orange in color)
o 3 – 4 Carrots
o 1 cup of dried, organic, unsweetened coconut chips (www.nuts.com is a good source)
o Handful of sprouts (alfalfa, broccoli, mung bean, spinach, or any mixed sprouts)
o 2 Handfuls of Spring Greens OR Spinach OR Kale
o ¼ Coconut or Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or other COLD-PRESSED Organic Oil)
o Handful of Black Oil Sunflower Seeds
o Handful of Pumpkin Seeds
o Handful of Flax seed or Chia seed (Can be left whole; no need to grind)
o 2 oz. of RAW, CHELATED Minerals (Can be purchased from PENZANCE or other sources)
o Quick “Glug” of organic Apple Cider Vinegar
(with the “Mother” in it. BRAGG’S is a good brand)

Cut up the fruits and vegetables into bite-sized chunks with skin, peels and seeds but NO PITS. Mix with the seeds and oils and vinegars and ‘serve’.

A personal consult is strongly suggested for a horse with health issues as the ‘diet’ will differ from the base diet for a healthy horse. gwen.santagate@gmail.com or (239) 573-9687.

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