“MY HORSE IS CARB SENSITIVE, ISN’T HE?…” Cushings, PPID, Insulin Resistance, “Easy Keepers”, etc and NUTRITION. How to help your Carb Sensitive horse!

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“MY HORSE IS CARB SENSITIVE, ISN’T HE?…”  Cushings, PPID, Insulin Resistance, “Easy Keepers”, etc and NUTRITION.  How to help your Carb Sensitive horse!

Mama Tess was IR, Cushings and a bunch of other things that made her very sensitive to Carbohydrates.  I was constantly monitoring her food so that nothing would aggravate her condition.


So, I was asked by Standlee Nutrition if I wanted to join a seminar on carb sensitivity in horses.

Well, I’m not a great fan of webinars – sitting in front of my computer for an hour, trying not to be distracted –  but I knew that I should, so I could learn as much as possible about these conditions.  I’m sure Gwen (MT’s first foal) will develop some sort of sugar issues as she advances in age… and Dodger already has Cushings.  I figured it would be good for me to watch.

So I did!

And… I was surprised.  The information wasn’t just an overview, it went into detail about all the different diseases associated with carb intake, NSC, how grass is grown for hay, ways to test for sugars, methods of reducing sugars, physical signs of horses in the danger zone… I thought it was informative, easy to understand and worth the time spent.

So, I asked if I could share the webinar with you… and they told me that they had just uploaded it to their website.

Yay!  You all can benefit!

*The Equine Carb Sensitivity video is on the Standlee website, but the video doesn’t push their feed or direct you to their site with offers and coupons.  In fact, much to my dismay, Standlee doesn’t produce a ‘low carb’ feed.  So, this webinar is not a sales pitch – it is education.

**Also, the website techs put up the actual video of the presentation instead of the Power Point within the video.  So, there you will have to listen to some webinar  ‘blah blah’ up front and here and there which doesn’t apply to someone watching after the fact…

But, all in all, a very nice overview of the issues associated with Equine Carb sensitivity.

I think it is very worth the time to watch if you have any suspicion – or if your horse is an ‘easy keeper’.

Click here to watch the Equine Carb Sensitivity Video!

Click to watch the video!


Again, the link to the webinar video is here.


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