Beyond the Hay Days: Refreshingly Simple Horse Nutrition
Updated & Expanded 2nd Edition
by Rex A. Ewing
An easy-to-read, common sense handbook for all horse owners, from greenhorns to old hands. Beyond the Hay Days covers everything from simple hay-and-grain basics to vitamins, minerals and supplements, including the latest word on glucosamine, Omega fatty acids, bromelain and more. Learn how to meet the nutritional demands of horses at various ages and levels of activities, from pleasure horses to mares, foals and yearlings, to stallions and performance horses. Handy charts and tables put the information at your fingertips, and helpful formulas for calculating feed rations make this the one book on equine nutrition you’ll read and refer to again and again.
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"If this is the only book you ever buy on equine nutrition, you won't go wrong."
— The Gaited Horse magazine, Spring 2004
"Ewing doesn’t strike me as a man who’s in love with calculators and analytical chemistry. He’s a horse lover. He speaks our language and he’s a practical man. On matters of equine nutrition, he cuts to the chase....Ewing hands it to you on a silver platter and makes it downright palatable. I particularly liked the chapter on minerals, which, in my opinion, is the biggest black hole in the average horseman’s nutritional knowledge. Buy this book, and read it."
— Karen E. N. Hayes, DVM, MS, PLLC for Horse & Rider, December 2003
"This gem of a paperback is a treasure trove of facts about what every horse-keeper needs to know about feeding horses. Years as CEO of an equine feed company gave him the fodder to write this handy little reference book, suitable for greenhorns and weathered trail hands alike - healthy doses of common sense interspersed with science make it very palatable and easy to digest."
— Lauren Giannini, In & Around Horse Country, April/May 2003
"Simple is the operative word. What could’ve been a scientific treatise is instead a user-friendly, easy-to-read equine nutrition guide. In addition to traditional rations, such as grain and hay, Ewing also discusses vitamins, mineral, nutraceuticals and supplements."
— Western Horseman, May 2003
Part I: Nutrients That Supply Energy and The Horse’s Needs
Part II: Nutrients That Don’t Supply Energy
Part III: The Extras and The Basics
MEET THE AUTHOR
Rex Ewing’s diverse interests have led him from Colorado to Costa Rica to Alaska, working cattle and horses, mining gold, and formulating equine supplements. He now lives at the end of a bad dirt road in the Colorado Rockies with his wife LaVonne and two dogs. There he writes novels and non-fiction books from his hand-hewn log cabin powered by the sun and wind.
paperback ISBN 978-0-9658098-4-9
hardcover ISBN 978-0-9658098-2-5
5½ x 8½ • 160 pages • illustrated • 2004
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Living With Bears Handbook:
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Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate:
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We believe words are powerful and that a book in hand is empowering in ways the internet can't be. To really delve into a subject and glean some hard-won wisdom, read a good book.
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Rex and LaVonne Ewing
How we ended up here
In 1999, after publishing a best-selling book on horse nutrition, we relocated our new publishing company several miles off the beaten path to a place of breathtaking views and endless wildlife. But no utilities. And so we began the odyssey of handcrafting a home from a pile of trees and learned how to harness the sun and wind to provide the energy. We then transformed our hard-won knowledge into a couple of popular graphic-packed renewable energy books. Soon afterwards we added more authors to our lineup and expanded our range of topics.
What we publish
PixyJack Press publishes non-fiction titles about nature...the wild and not-so-wild:
All in all, PixyJack Press is rather ‘green’ when it comes to our list of environmental titles and our reliance on renewable energy. Even Publishers Weekly took note of this unique combination in the article, "Green and Off the Grid," by Bridget Kinsella (2009).
But since the real-life adoption of renewable energy transcends petty politics, readers never know that our authors come from both ends of the political spectrum; guilt trips are left at the door.
Every good book starts with an articulate, passionate author who effectively puts together thousands of words to inspire and inform.
Renewable Energy: Rex Ewing, Doug Pratt, Gregory McNamee, Donal B. Lloyd
Bears: Linda Masterson, Sylvia Dolson
Costa Rica: Jack Ewing
Fire & Wildfire: Einar Jensen, Linda Masterson
Log Homes: Roland Sweet, Rex Ewing
Horse Nutrition: Rex Ewing