This course will explore the place for nutrition in a variety of common equine health issues. Poor nutrition can actually cause disease but the role of nutrition goes far beyond this. Your horse's body is made of water and “matter”. Building the body is not a once and done thing. To maintain tissues, protect from infections, repair illnesses all requires more “matter”. Your horse cannot manufacture the amino acids, fats, minerals and vitamins he needs out of thin air. They have to come from the diet. This course is not about nutrition as an “alternative” therapy, or even a complementary therapy. It's about nutrition as an inescapable part of a truly wholistic approach to health – both maintaining it and recovering it.