Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D. and equine nutritionist writes: “Horses possess undeniable athletic prowess, whether they race, leap, or pull. Even the fittest equine athletes tire eventually, though, and face muscle damage and antioxidant enzyme abnormalities. When horses become fatigued, they either continue to exercise at a lower intensity or stop exercising altogether. The reduction or termination of exercise […]
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Rosehips are the bright red, smooth skinned fruit of the rose plant. Rosehips are harvested from the South American wild rose commonly known as the dog rose, as they are particularly rich in vitamin C (as much as 6000mg per kg) so they are ideal for nutritional and medicinal purposes. However, your horse would most […]
Roses belong to the same family as the apple and crabapple, so it is no coincidence that rose hips look like tiny apples. Rose hips can be a bit tart, similar to crabapples, but horses do not seem to mind the flavor. Rose hips are the seedpods or fruit of the rose. We don’t often […]
Many of us appreciate the beauty of roses without actually realizing how healthy and beneficial they can be. Seed pods are contained by certain varieties of roses, called rose hips. These have very practical uses including facial astringent all the way to delicious jam that you can eat. Rose-hip supplements are accessible for one’s overall […]