Stefania Chittolini

November 07, 2016

Posted by SBS in Focus On Our Breeders

Stefania Chittolini - with Ladro di Cuori In 1991, the Ca’ San Giorgio Breeding Farm in Italy was founded by the Chittolini-Dubowy family. It began when they started breeding their own show jumping mares after they retired from the show ring. Their founding broodmare band began with selecting the best European bloodlines from the best performing German and French maternal lines. As Stefania Chittolini (photo left with Ladro di Cuori CSG) said, “Only quality produces quality.” In 2007, they moved their entire operation to the Netherlands. However, after four short years they decided to return the breeding operation to Italy but continue to have the foals grow up in Holland. Currently, their horses are performing all over the world in countries such as the United States, France, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Italy and more.

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Nutrition for Hoof Health

November 07, 2016

Posted by Clair Thunes, PhD in Nutrition

Nutrition for Hoof Health - Hoof You do not have to be around horses long before you hear someone say the phrase “no foot no horse”. Perhaps this is one reason why in the realm of equine supplements hoof supplements are prolific. A good number of horses have less than optimal hoof quality. Cracking, chipping and splits are common complaints as are thin soles and hooves that just don’t grow very quickly. Given that your horse’s four little digits have to support hundreds of pounds of mass, no-one can deny the importance of hoof quality. So, can those hoof supplements jumping out at you from the pages of equestrian magazines really help improve your horse’s hoof quality? Let’s take a look.

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