Horse Owner FAQs Answered by a Certified Equine Nutritionist

We asked you to submit your horse nutrition questions so we could ask Dr. Nerida Richards, PhD., Equine Nutrition Specialist and founder of, to answer them. In these videos, she answers 7 of your questions along with our very own Dr. Lydia Gray, SmartPak Staff Veterinarian and Medical Director.

She touches on topics like Vitamin E for horses, easy keepers with grazing muzzles, alfalfa and the Calcium:Phosphorus ratio, amino acids for horses, feeding grain to a new horse, the benefits of grass and legume hays, and ration balancers vs vitamin/mineral supplements. You can watch all the videos featuring Dr. Richards via the playlist shown above or you can watch them on our YouTube playlist here. Just click in the top right corner of the video above before it starts playing to pick the segment you’d like to see – or just watch all 7 of them right in a row!

Have horse health questions of your own that you’d like Dr. Gray to answer? You can submit them here for our normal monthly Ask the Vet videos. We’ll select a handful and put them up for voting so you can tell us the questions you want answered. If you ask a question that gets voted into the top 5, you win a SmartPak gift card. So ask away! And make sure to watch all our Ask the Vet segments here.