From our research farm to your barn, welcome to The Horse Nutrition Podcast with Purina’s team of PhD equine nutritionists. From foals to seniors and everything in-between, we’ll take you on a journey through all stages of your horse’s life. You’ll come away with advice and knowledge on how best to feed your equine companion to unlock their greatest potential.
Our Full Rein Sweepstakes winner Elizabeth Kopras shares her passion recreating Medieval European culture and the role her horses play in the performances. As a member of the Society of Creative Anachronism, Elizabeth teaches her horses, including her rescue horse Magic, everything from jousting and armored combat to medieval equestrian games. This episode highlights all the training and the nutrition it takes for Magic and all her other horses to be successful.
Vaulting, Dancing on Horseback
Vaulting is one of the oldest and most beautiful equestrian sports, requiring an extreme amount of athleticism from both humans and horses. This episode explores the world of this unique sport and what it takes to compete among the world’s elite vaulting horses, including the nutrition needed for long-burning energy and muscle recovery that the sport demands.
Lights, Camera, Giddy-up!
Ever wonder who supplies and trains the horses you see in the movies? Get behind-the-screen insights about the life of a movie wrangler and what it takes to prepare and nourish horses for long days on Hollywood sets.
This is part of Purina’s Full Rein series. To hear about some of these veteran therapy horses and other extraordinary equines in action, visit www.PurinaMills.com/fullrein for documentary films, interviews and podcasts.
Supporting Horses and Veterans
Equine-assisted therapies are becoming an effective tool in helping veterans affected by PTSD. This episode not only highlights one of these programs and their annual 20-mile ride to raise awareness, it also follows the journey of a battle-scarred stallion helping countless veterans find peace.
Feeding and Breeding
The Purina Animal Nutrition Center has been helping horses receive better nutrition since 1926, conducting thousands of research studies. This episode highlights their world-renowned breeding program that delivers and raises foals that go on to do great things in the real world and the role nutrition plays in it all. This is part of Purina’s Full Rein series.
The Art of Charro Horsemanship
Charro performances are a tradition that dates back to 17th century Spain and has influenced many cultures, including American cowboys. This episode features the show’s most celebrated performer, Jerry Diaz, who discusses what’s expected of charro horses and how he helps mold them into incredibly respectful and responsive athletes.