About Eleanor Stronach, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Eleanor lives in the UK and completed her MSc in Equine Science with Aberystwyth University. She has a keen interest in nutrition, focusing her master’s dissertation project on equine probiotic supplementation and its affect on the microbiome. When not working or studying, Eleanor enjoys riding her ex-racer mare and walking her German Wirehaired Pointer.

How to Reduce Your Horse’s Stress Level [18-Point Guide]

By |2022-08-21T11:14:46-04:00April 17th, 2022|Horse Health|

Do you struggle with your horse’s stress levels? Horses are creatures of habit and are uneasy when in new environments, changing social groups, or when their routine is disrupted. Stress and anxiety can also be caused by boredom or a lack of stimulation, inappropriate exercise programs, pain and discomfort, or changes in their feeding program.

Feeding your Easy Keeper Horse: Best Diet Plan for Weight Management

By |2022-10-31T13:23:16-04:00April 7th, 2022|Horse Health|

If your horse is an easy keeper, sometimes it can seem like they get fat off of air. Some equine breeds are known for being more metabolically efficient than others. These horses may have metabolisms that preferentially favour fat storage. Any excess energy in the diet can result in weight gain.

How to Feed the Endurance Horse for Energy & Stamina [7 Point Guide]

By |2022-03-31T10:46:34-04:00March 30th, 2022|Horse Health, Nutrition|

Horses involved in endurance riding require appropriate fitness training, careful management, and balanced nutrition to support stamina and recovery. Endurance racing may involve horses covering up to 100 miles or 160 kilometres in a single day. This poses challenges with maintaining energy, hydration and soundness. During intense training and competition, endurance horses can have 60% higher energy demands compared to horses at maintenance.

Gastric Ulcer Treatment in Horses: Management & Prevention

By |2023-05-01T12:52:27-04:00March 29th, 2022|Conditions, Gut Health|

Gastric ulcers are lesions in the horse's stomach that can cause pain, recurrent colic, poor exercise tolerance, weight loss and behavioural changes in your horse. Ulcers in the squamous (upper) region of the stomach form when gastric acids come into direct contact with the stomach lining, resulting in erosion of this barrier.

Feeding the Laminitis-Prone Horse – Diet, Prevention & Recovery

By |2022-07-06T09:22:11-04:00March 20th, 2022|Horse Health|

If you have a horse prone to laminitis, deciding what to feed can be stressful. Feeding a diet that is too rich in sugars can make things worse for your horse and lead to flare-ups. But there are some simple rules you can follow to feed your horse appropriately and reduce the risk of an acute laminitis episode.

Hyperlipidemia in Horses – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

By |2022-11-08T13:15:47-05:00February 14th, 2022|Conditions, Horse Health|

Veterinarians report that they are treating more horses for hyperlipidemia, potentially as a result of modern sedentary lifestyles and the feeding of high-carbohydrate diets. This life-threatening condition commonly occurs in ponies, miniature horses, and donkeys with insulin resistance.

Why Is My Horse Cribbing and How to Stop It? [Causes, Risks & Prevention]

By |2023-05-01T12:42:43-04:00December 8th, 2021|Horse Health|

Cribbing, also known as crib-biting, is the most common oral stereotypic behaviour seen in horses. Cribbing involves the horse repeatedly and compulsively grasping an object between its teeth and sucking in air. Horses may crib bite for many hours per day, reducing time for other important activities such as eating and socializing.

7 Tips for Feeding your Horse in Winter [Cold Weather Care Guide]

By |2023-05-01T12:40:34-04:00November 30th, 2021|Horse Health, Nutrition|

What do you need to know to properly care for and feed your horse in the cold winter months? Horses are very adaptable to a wide range of temperatures and are well-suited to living in cold climates. However, you may need to adjust your feeding and management practices when the weather turns cold to keep up with your horse's higher calorie demands.

5 Research-Backed Benefits of Turmeric for Horses [Review]

By |2021-11-28T14:51:04-05:00November 10th, 2021|Horse Health, Nutrition|

Curcumin, derived from the turmeric plant, is a spice that recently become popular to feed to horses as a dietary supplement. It has purported anti-inflammatory benefits and is used in horses with laminitis, arthritis, metabolic syndrome and other health conditions. Turmeric has long been used in traditional herbal medicine to help relieve symptoms associated with digestive, skin, respiratory and joint disorders.

De-Worming Your Horse: Best Schedule & Medications to Use

By |2022-03-10T10:07:02-05:00August 26th, 2021|Horse Health|

De-worming your horse is an important practice to prevent health complications associated with internal parasites. Worms, also known as helminths, are large endoparasites which live within horses and other mammals. In high numbers, they can result in colic, weight loss, intestinal impaction and lead to organ damage.