Beyond the Hay Days: Refreshingly Simple Horse Nutrition [NOOK Book]

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An easy-to-read, common sense handbook for all horse owners, from greenhorns to old hands. Beyond the Hay Days covers everything from simple hay-and-grain basics to vitamins, minerals and supplements, including the latest word on glucosamine, Omega fatty acids, bromelain and more. Learn how to meet the nutritional demands of horses at various ages and levels of activities, from pleasure horses to mares, foals and yearlings, to stallions and performance horses. Handy charts and tables put the information at your ...
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Beyond the Hay Days: Refreshingly Simple Horse Nutrition

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Overview

An easy-to-read, common sense handbook for all horse owners, from greenhorns to old hands. Beyond the Hay Days covers everything from simple hay-and-grain basics to vitamins, minerals and supplements, including the latest word on glucosamine, Omega fatty acids, bromelain and more. Learn how to meet the nutritional demands of horses at various ages and levels of activities, from pleasure horses to mares, foals and yearlings, to stallions and performance horses. Handy charts and tables put the information at your fingertips, and helpful formulas for calculating feed rations make this the one book on equine nutrition you’ll read and refer to again and again.
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Editorial Reviews

Karen Hayes
Ewing doesn’t strike me as a man who’s in love with calculators and analytical chemistry. He’s a horse lover. He speaks our language and he’s a practical man. On matters of equine nutrition, he cuts to the chase....Ewing hands it to you on a silver platter and makes it downright palatable. Buy this book, and read it.
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From start to finish, this book is one of the most accessible tomes I have ever read on the topic of equine nutrition, vitamins and minerals. Whether you have a broodmare, weanling, active sporthorse or a geriatric equine, this book will be an invaluable aid in keeping your horse healthy and happy. Every stable should have a copy in the feed room.
Pat Ingram
If your feed room looks like a health food store, this book might help you make better use of some of that inventory. The new edition lives up to my opinion of the original version: ‘This fascinating and folksy book takes a very dry subject and makes it interesting. For those not seeking a doctorate in equine nutrition, this book pretty well covers what we need to know.’ The book has a tremendous amount information to offer.
Lauren Giannini
This gem of a paperback is a treasure trove of facts about what every horse-keeper needs to know about feeding horses. Years as CEO of an equine feed company gave him the fodder to write this handy little reference book, suitable for greenhorns and weathered trail hands alike - healthy doses of common sense interspersed with science make it very palatable and easy to digest.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013536289
  • Publisher: PixyJack Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Rex A. Ewing grew up in northeastern Colorado’s Platte valley, where he spent most of his time looking after the family’s herds of Charolais cattle and Thoroughbred horses. He learned early about the importance of proper feeding since, in addition to the purebred stock, the Ewing Ranch operated an experimental feedlot for horses, cattle and sheep, where his father, John, tested the efficacy of different feeds and additives.

Following college, Rex returned to life on the ranch, managing the horse operation and assisting his father in the family’s horse nutrition business. When John Ewing died in 1990, Rex became president and CEO of the John Ewing Company, a world-renowned producer of horse nutrition products. Combining his years of common-sense experience with the scientific particulars of horse nutrition, he formulated a number successful products, wrote regularly for horse publications, and talked to thousands of horse owners about their nutrition related problems.

After leaving the family business in 1997, Rex wrote the first edition of Beyond the Hay Days. Since then, he has maintained his contacts and followed the industry closely. The updated and expanded 2nd edition was released in 2003.
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    Training hollow #2

    Filled with birds and hares. For the bit more advanced. ~Windstar

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