What to do when you can NOT source low carb hay?

Spring is a tricky time to source low carb horse hay. If your horse has been newly diagnosed with disease or you miscalculated your need through the winter, then March through May can be an anxious time. For teff believers, this timeframe is even worse, because of its...
How do I make my pasture “low-carb”?

How do I make my pasture “low-carb”?

“How do I make my pasture “low-carb”? “Can I plant teff grass in my fields to make them safe for my metabolic horse”? “Where do I buy “low-carb” pasture seed”?  I’ve been receiving these sorts of questions...

10 Reasons Why All Equestrians Should Consider Teff Hay

I love forages. As an equine nutrition consultant for nearly 10 years in the Pacific Northwest, I have a handful of mantras that I’ve developed over the years. One such mantra is “solve problems with forage first”. Most horses are fed proportionally far more...
The 10 Do’s and Don’t of Shopping for Low Carb Hay

The 10 Do’s and Don’t of Shopping for Low Carb Hay

There are few equine ownership responsibilities fraught with less anxiety than sourcing and stacking hay for the year. I know the feeling all too well. When you’re shopping for “low carb” hay that anxiety can be even more intense due to the increased...
2016 Oregon Hay Royalty Crowned

2016 Oregon Hay Royalty Crowned

On November 19th, 2016 I was invited to witness the infamous Oregon Hay and Forage Association’s (OHFA) annual Hay King Contest! I’m not lying when I say that learning that this event existed may have been the catalyst for my entire life as I currently know it! [For...