Month: June 2020

Sunday Stills

Moe and Revy Toledo and Roho Squirrel and Sushi Wilson and Toledo Levendi and Moe Trigger and Faisal Hemi and Apollo Faisal and King Cisco and Revy Rey and Levendi Baby and Convey Chance and Convey two different grooming sessions; Inti and Ricardo, Thomas and Hemi Thomas and Hemi Toledo, Ripley and Furb Rubrico and Franklin Rocky and Roho Sushi and...

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Understanding Hay Test Results, Dry Matter and Energy

(post by Jason) Today we’re going to explore our hay test in a bit more depth. Last week I wrote at some length about measuring fibre levels and digestibility in hay and why those things might be important in terms of balancing equine diets. I want to focus today’s blog on talking about energy level and why that’s probably the most important number on your hay test. In order to do that I’m going to start with a few equine nutrition facts. Although it’s a bit unwieldy I’m going to use mostly US Standard units of measure for today’s...

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Sunday Stills

Dawn and Diamond Maggie and Gracie Charlotte, Maggie and Missy Maddie, Missy and Maggie (and Charlotte and Jake) Penny and Diamond Sport and Bruno Art and Baner Cinnamon and Jake Diamond, Maggie and Maisie Lily and Traveller Cuffie Duesy and Merlin Remmy and Renny Havana and Dooley Cody and Baner Taylor and...

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Understanding Hay Test Results, Part One

(post by Jason) Since we got our hay tests back today I am going to begin sharing some of the information we use to evaluate the forage portion of our horse diets. That’s the first and most fundamental step in designing a grain and mineral ration that complements your forage and thus *really* balances the diet. I’m not kidding or exaggerating when I say that each line of the hay test shown below could easily turn into a blog post. Equine enthusiasts tend to focus heavily on the level of crude protein and the mineral levels in hay, particularly...

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Sunday Stills

Happy and Quigly Lighty and Sebastian Blu and B-Rad Johnny and Ascot Blu and Taco Sam and Lighty Paramount and Digby Ascot, Indy and Digby Bear and Elf Donneur and Moses Cocomo, Gus and Gibson Silver and Fendi Lotus and Romeo Ralph and George Doni and George...

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What We Want to Know About Hay

(post by Jason) A lot of people don’t realize that in addition to farming I spent fifteen years putting my education to good practical use balancing rations and troubleshooting for large feed companies in Canada and in the USA. As a consequence of my experiences helping farmers balance the diets they feed to match the nutrients livestock actually needs to perform optimally, our approach to balancing horse diets here at Paradigm Farms is significantly different that what gets done on most horse farms. On most horse farms as near as I can tell people feed hay of widely varying...

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Sunday Stills

Thomas and Apollo Hemi and Levendi Convey, Chance and Baby King and Thomas Toledo and Franklin Rubrico and Sushi Furb and Ripley Rocky and Roho Sushi and Squirrel Wilson and Ripley Ricardo and Inti Levendi and Cisco Revy and Faisal Trigger and Moe Rey and...

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Wednesday Pictures

Moses Elf, Paramount, Ascot and Indy Indy, Digby and Paramount Lighty Happy and Bear Quigly and Taco B-Rad and Sam Blu and B-Rad Bear and Johnny Sam and Sebastian Cocomo and Doni Romeo and Lotus Silver and Gus Gibson (and Donneur and Moses) George and Donneur Fendi and...

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Sunday Stills

Gracie and Dawn grooming Maggie and Maggie grooming, Cinnamon watching Traveller, Missy and Gracie Penny, Dawn and Cinnamon Charlotte and Cuffie Jake and Charlotte Diamond and Maddie Lily and Maisie (and Penny) Dooley and Sport Art and Alfie Havana and Renny Cody and Dooley Baner Bruno and Duesy Taylor and Dooley Remmy and...

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