WHAT is the microbiome and does it impact on your horse’s wellness and performance? Horses, as we all know, are grazing animals that have evolved to survive on high fibre grass based diets. Yet, what may be surprising to some is that horses, like us humans, are not able to breakdown and digest grass based fibre on their own.

Instead, they have developed a special mutually beneficial relationship with billions of bacterial microbes in their gut that help breakdown this fibre and convert it into material/chemicals of nutritional value. It is this microbial population that is typically referred to as the gut microbiome.