December 2013

This winter on the prairies has been quite cold and, more importantly, there are record amounts of snow in many areas. Horsesnow horse owners that have their horses out grazing will need to be monitoring their horse’s body condition on a regular basis. In many areas the snow is in excess of 12-18 inches deep. This means the horses are required to expend considerable amounts of energy trying to find adequate amounts of forage to meet their energy needs. This is on top of the increased amount of feed required to sustain body weight because of the cold temperature. As a general rule, horses require approximately 50% more feed in the winter than in the nicer times of the year. This means they average mature horse weighing 1100 lbs. will require 20-25 lbs. of feed per day. Owners should ask themselves can this happen knowing how much grass is still in the field and given the depth and condition of the snow. Supplemental hay or grain may be required this year due to the conditions.


There are current funding opportunities through Growing Forward 2 Biosecurity Program.

Thank you to the Alberta Equestrian Federation for allowing us to re-print this article found in the Winter 2013 issue of Alberta Bits!

Read it here!

Airdrie, Alta. – True Heart Horses and 2-W Livestock have donated an equine treatment stock as a prize during the 32nd annualstock Horse Breeders and Owners Conference, January 10-12, 2014 in Red Deer. All conference delegates will have multiple opportunities to enter the draw over the course of the weekend. Delegates who attend the most sessions and receptions will increase their chances to win.

John Anderson with True Heart Horses says, “These stocks meet the recommendations for stocks in the new Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines. And by incorporating an easy to use stock into any facility promotes more humane handling and treatment of horses.”


Three AGM's are being held in conjunction with the Horse Breeders and Owners Conference, January 10-12, 2014 in Red Deer.

Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association (Alberta Chapter) - Friday, January 10th at 5pm
Canadian Sport Horse Association (Alberta Chapter) - Saturday, January 11th at 5pm
Canadian Quarter Horse Association - Saturday, January 11th at 5pm



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