Friday has rolled around again! I am so excited to share today's video with you because it is another segment in our series of expert interviews, and this is a topic that anyone who owns a horse or who plans to own a horse needs to be educated on – feeding and nutrition.
In today's video, I sit down with two equine nutritionists – Robert Croteau and Bob Rich, to ask them questions straight from all of you about feeding hay, grain, how much is enough, how to choose a quality hay and what ingredients are best for concentrated feeds. You will also learn about the mistakes people commonly make feeding horses and what their phrase “Halloween Candy Syndrome” means. Plus we discuss a lot of other topics and they talk about what being an equine nutritionist really involves.
Click play and enjoy the video!
Do you have a question or a comment for Robert and Bob? Leave it in the comments section below!
You can also contact them directly.
Robert Croteau from Stoltzfus Feed and Supply, 717-442-8280 or robertc
Bob Rich from Buckeye Nutrition, 484-678-1217 or [email protected]
As I mentioned in the video, I highly recommend working with these guys if you live in my local area. They have been helping with my feed program since last Spring and we have noticed some real differences with the horses, especially those that had various “nutritional challenges.”
Very informational video. I also use Robert from Stolzfus Feed as our nutritionist here at our farm and our horses look great.
Can you tell us how we would go about finding a resource like these guys near where we live?
Try calling a few of your local feed stores. This is how I found Robert and Bob. You just have to be careful that the “nutritionist” isn’t a feed rep who is just trying to sell product. I am posting the rest of the series of videos in Training Journals today and I know you are a member there so I think you will enjoy those too!
If you aspire to become nutrition professional in the field of Animal Careers, the Academy has the Animal Nutrition Course programs included Pet Nutrition Courses and Horse Nutrition Courses.
Could you tell me a good diet for a 16hh 21 yrs young Riding pony thoroughbred cross gelding with cushions disease. The only symptoms at the moment is his thick curly coat which I have him clipped at different times of the year. He is in good condition and in light work. Thank you Regards Fiona 🙂
Fiona, I would recommend reaching out to your vet for recommendations!
-Julia Burdy, CRK Training Community Manager