Beyond the Hay Days: Refreshingly Simple Horse Nutrition

– A Review by Erica Beyea for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, April, 2017

This 153-page book takes what can be a very daunting and complex subject (properly feeding a horse), and breaks down the science of it into a very understandable and practical read for the layman or beginning horse owner. Having never had the experience of choosing horse feed before, we were left asking opinions of others and following advice, which was often contradictory and confusing. The simplicity of this book was so amazing and it cleared up so much of that confusion.

This book has literally been a godsend to our family. It came to us at just the right time in our life, when we needed to learn how to properly feed and care for the newest equine members of our family. We have enjoyed the complex facts presented in a straightforward manner. The simplicity of this book has allowed even the middle school and high school students of the family to read and understand how to properly feed and care for the ponies, and has given me, as a mom, the reassurance that the feeding decisions we are making are correct.

I highly recommend this book to horse owners, to understand horse nutrition and to allow their children to have direct participation in caring for their horse. This practical book would make a great addendum to a home school math and science course for a horse loving young person, allowing them real life ‘story problems’ to decipher proper horse nutrition.

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