Feeding Your Horse
The best we can give our horses is the opportunity to eat foods that heal, nourish, and protect. ‘Horse’ food is rich in fiber. Without nourishing/whole/real food our bodies cannot thrive.
The horse’s digestive system was designed to have a steady flow of high fiber forage. Yes, this means access to hay 24/7.
Unlike our stomachs, a horse’s stomach produces HCl (hydrochloric acid) 24/7. If this acid doesn’t have a job to do it wrecks havoc on the lining of the stomach and then the rest of the digestive system.
HCl has an important job:
Protects horse from infection: First line of defense against various microbes.
Starts the process of protein digestion.
Activates enzyme activity.