1-Day Online Seminar
Clare MacLeod, Gillian Higgins and Liam Gamble

10am - 15.00 (GMT) Saturday 12th February



Understanding the anatomy of the digestive system is an important step in maintaining a balanced and healthy diet for your horse. We ask our horses to perform workloads that require more than just grass to sustain them, we keep them domesticated with limited ability to forage for their own nutritional needs and in modern day sport we push our horses to their physiological extremes, so it is up to us to ensure we are providing them with the right feeding and nutrition to keep them happy, comfortable, healthy and able to performance.

For this seminar, we are delighted to be joined by the well-known independent nutritionist Clare MacLeod. To start, in true Horses Inside Out style, Gillian will take you on an anatomical journey through the gastrointestinal tract. Clare, who provides unbiased, dietary information and is passionate about nutrition, health and fitness will then look at the theory of feeding, examine how to put theory into practice and look at a range of feed plans suitable for different types of horses.

With plenty of opportunity to ask questions this online seminar is not to be missed.

The Seminar will include:-

  • How to ensure optimal health by keeping the digestive tract healthy.

  • Feeding forage first and why.

  • Selecting the best type of forage.

  • Why forage alone is not a balanced diet.


  • A simple 3 part guide on how to balance the diet.


  • How to choose concentrates that best fit the horse's digestive tract.


  • What not to do and why. 


  • Feeding plans for horses that are in work, over or under weight.


  • How to feed horses in musculoskeletal rehabilitation .


  • Practical tips to keep your horse healthy.


Provisional Timetable

09.30:    Course Opens


10.00:     Welcome and Introductions


10.15:      A Journey through the Digestive System with Gillian Higgins

10.45:     Question & Answer Session

11.00:      BREAK

11.15:       The Theory of Feeding with Clare MacLeod

12.15:      Question & Answer Session

12.30:     Lunch Break

13.00:     Equine Microbiome Modification: The Present & Future Perspectives with Liam Gamble


13.30:     Question & Answer Session


13.45:     Feeding Plans - Putting the theory into practice with Clare MacLeod


14.45:     Question & Answer Session

15.00:     Close

How it Works

This online event will be hosted via zoom.


On 11th February you will receive an email inviting you to register with zoom for the event - just follow the instructions!

Handouts, which are included, will also be sent out on 11th February 2022.

We will open the webinar at 9.30am to give you plenty of time to log in and join the chat before the lectures start at 9.55am.

Attendees will also receive online access to the recording for 14 days via email along with a certificate of participation after the event.

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Course Price


Course Leaders


Clare MacLeod

Clare is a popular, well respected independent registered equine nutritionist with expertise in equine health and fitness. Registered with the Association for Nutrition she is passionate about correct nutrition as a foundation for good health without which peak fitness is not possible.


Clare, whose scientific knowledge is backed up with decades of practical experience, provides professional, unbiased advice and consultancy to horse owners, vets, and the horse feed industry. 

Clare also maintains the Equine Nutrition Learning Centre, an extensive online library, on her website at www.equinenutritionist.com We are really pleased she is co-presenting this online seminar. 

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Gillian Higgins

Gillian is passionate about horses, anatomy and sharing all she knows for the good of the horse. An authority in equine anatomy and biomechanics, a British Horse Society Senior Coach, professional sports and remedial therapist, author and with a first class honours degree in Equine Science and Business Management.


She is well known for her knowledge of anatomy and anatomical painting on live horses which she uses for her teaching. In this seminar she focuses on the anatomy of the digestive system.

Liam Gamble

Liam graduated from Cambridge University in 2011, before working in mixed practice in North Yorkshire, where he concentrated on equine medicine and surgery.  Liam now heads the veterinary division at Protexin. 


Having spent years owning, competing and working with horses he closely supports the equine team and is keen to advance veterinary and owner education in the fields of equine nutrition and probiotics.