Windsor

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Windsor
Windsor is listed in the Formal Wear category in Reading, Pennsylvania. Displayed below is the only current social network for Windsor which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Windsor on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 65.

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833 N 10th St
Reading, PA 19604
(610) 374-1272

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Windsor Farm shared SonoVet Equine Sports Therapies's photo.
9 COMMON MYTHS ABOUT FEEDING HORSES OATS make horses crazy One of the oldest, most common myths, which is deep instilled into most horse owners, leading them to use other grains or oat-free mixed feeds. But oats aren’t the traditional grain to feed for no reason - oats have the highest level of fibre found in any grain, which encourages chewing and helps digestion. The starch in oats is also the easiest to digest for horses, meaning it can be fed whole. The reality about oats “making horses crazy” is simply that many leisure horses or horses in little work are fed hard feed when they don’t actually need any more energy than what is provided through grazing and roughage. Where more energy is required, oats are the first choice for feed. Performance horses need A LOT OF PROTEIN for their muscles The protein needs of a horse in moderate to heavy work rise, because it is gaining in muscle mass and the metabolism has to work harder. Further, nutrients are lost through sweat. However, many people over-do it. The protein needs of even a performance horse can generally be met through roughage and grains. If the horse is not used for breeding, adding more protein to the diet isn’t necessary. In fact, an over-supply of protein is detrimental to the horse’s performance abilities, because the body has to get rid of the extra ammonia. Horses recognize POISONOUS PLANTS and weeds, and will avoid them. This is true to an extent. Many poisonous plants additionally protect themselves through bitter taste. However, in some situations, for example where there is a food shortage (perceived or actual), the horse will even eat bad tasting, potentially poisonous plants or part thereof. Further, we plant many exotic plants in gardens and parks today, with which horses couldn’t possibly have any experience. You can also not rely on the idea that drying hay thoroughly will eliminate and possible poisonous plants or weeds. The only way to really protect your horses from poisonous plants is careful, regular control of pasture and hay. Horses will OVER-EAT if they have free access to hay. Every living creature tries to balance its energy levels and intake, and will adjust its food intake according to food quality (in terms of nutritional value). Where food that is fairly low in protein (such as grass/roughage/hay) is offered, most horses will have a very good sense of the required intake. Being kept on a large paddock with constant access to hay best fits the natural, psychological needs of the horse. Some owners of ponies and other, more robust, breeds of horses will disagree here and say that their horses will gain weight in just a paddock without hay. These animals are used to even more protein-poor food, i.e. originally come from areas where feed may be plenty in summer but very scarce in winter. As such, these animals have adjusted to a situation where they must store fat for times when food is scarce. For these horses, and these horses only, access to food must be adequately restricted. If the STRAW is used as fill only, the quality doesn’t matter. This is definitely not true. If horses are used to eating straw, they will eat it even if it’s used as fill. Especially where there is limited access to more chewable roughage (hay), the horse will eat the straw even if the quality is poor, which can lead to severe digestive issues. Owners must be particularly cautious with mouldy straw, as this can have dire consequences for the health of the horse - mould can attack and settle on vital organs, as well as in airways. As such, it is recommended to use good quality straw, even if you are only using it as fill for the stable/shelter. FOALS should grow as quickly as possible and need a lot of protein rich hard feed . Of course foals have higher needs for protein and nutrients than grown horses. As such they need adequate amounts of feed and supplements - however these should be made especially for foals. Feeding too intensively and therefore having them grow too fast should be avoided, because it will disturb the natural and correct development of the skeletal system. SILAGE leads to acidosis The horse’s body strictly regulates its acid-alkaline levels. Primarily responsible for this are the lungs and kidneys. Long-term acidosis will present itself in the face of chronic disease. The pH-levels in the blood or muscles actually bears no relation to the pH-level of the feed. Silage is a good, easy to digest alternative for hay, as long as you ensure quality. GARLIC is healthy and works against parasites Recent studies confirm that garlic, even in amounts that horses will voluntarily eat, massively damage the red blood cells and can cause anaemia. No studies so far have been able to conclusively prove there are health benefits to garlic for horses, or that it fights parasites. While there are supplements available on the market with very low levels of garlic, promising various benefits, we advise against feeding garlic. Many illnesses can be fought with HERBS instead of expensive medications Herbs are used more and more in supplements for horses. They are advertised with various health benefits, as learnt in human and folk medicine. However, for most of the herb-mixtures on the market, no actual professional studies have been done to test their exact effect on horses. In most combination supplements the doses of each herb is actually often too low to even be able to have any effect. Horse owners that are interested in herbal medicine should speak to a qualified vet, preferably one that shares this interest and had specialised in it at least somewhat.

windsor farm is off to the Schuylkill County Open Horse Show Series 😊

Mia is happy to be inside in front of her fan today along with all the other horses at the barn!

Windsor Farm shared Willow Creek Equine Veterinary Services's photo.
congratulations!! Windsor farm is proud to care for rio during his off season!
We are so excited to congratulate Dr. Ann Bastian and her horse Rigoleto De Las Camelias ("Rio") for being named USEF Horse of the Year 2015 at the HotY Awards on January 16th. Rio is an 8 year old Paso Fino gelding.

Windsor Farm added 3 new photos — with Megan Mary.
it was picture day around the barn! more photos to come:)