Let's talk about a real food for horses, the sweet potato. (Which is NOT a yam) Vitamin A deficiencies are apparently one of the most common deficiencies in horses. You can purchase a powdered supplement that helps your horse meet this nutritional requirement, you can feed 3-5 carrots per day, or you can try a 100 gram sweet potato, which has more Vitamin A and betacarotene than any other root vegetable. Supplement this with a Chock Full'a Chia Sweet Potato-Fig biscuit to boost the overall nutrition and as the months go by, enjoy the visible results.
Are we mindful when we spend time with our horse? Are we deliberate with our body language when we approach them? When we touch them? When we train them? When we feed them? Are we mindful about what we are putting into their bodies and how this effects them and our relationship with them? These are just some of the subtopics under “Mindfulness” that I want to explore as I strive to live more deliberately.