The term grass affected is often used by horse owners and equine professionals - but is “grass affected” based in science, or just a catch-all to explain our horse’s behaviour? The truth is, it’s a bit of both. Here's specific list based on science and expert knowledge of what is in grass that can affect our horses.
Learn about the gut-brain axis and how changes to a horse's microbiome can affect behaviour. Discover the many ways stress can affect horses in the course of daily life, how to limit the stresses your horse experiences, and how to protect its microbiome from change. You will be improving your horse’s health and reducing the likelihood of uncharacteristic and unsafe behaviour.
5 ways to reduce anxiety in your horse at competitions. Does your horse go a bit “funny” whilst out at a show? Maybe he gets a bit spooky or rushes at jumps when he would perform perfectly at home? Does he drink less? Have runny manure? These are all indicators of stress. But did you know that stress and behaviour have a direct link to gut health?
Stress Paste supports a horse’s gut and muscle physiology in a way that helps them directly deal with stress. And in helping them cope with stress, we are able to reduce the impact of stress on their behaviour.
Felicity Davies is an Australian Horsemanship & Mindset Mentor, who hosts the Equestrian Perspective Podcast. In this episode she speaks with our own Linda Goldspink-Lord; Author, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Director of Poseidon Animal Health.
Often, the first thing everyone will recommend for a horse with hot, unpredictable, spooky or fizzy behaviour is a toxin binder. Sometimes your horse may be reacting to grass toxins. But the culprit might actually be grass fructans, or an increased energy intake due to high energy pastures causing your horse to have an over-abundance of energy! We’ll help you identify the signs of these different influences on your horses behaviour, and explain how you can help them.
How Alex and Paisley helped their older horse find health and happiness in his golden years. At Poseidon Animal health, our Equine Team love heari...
Let's look at the change in grass with the seasons, and what effect spring grass can have on your horses behaviour.