Digestive Anatomy, Feeding and Nutrition
1-Day Online Seminar
with Gillian Higgins and Clare MacLeod

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.


Morning Session

09.30:  Course Opens


10.00:   Welcome from Gillian and Introductions


10.15:     A Journey through the Digestive System with Gillian Higgins

10.45:     Question and Answer Session

11.00:    BREAK

11.15:    The Theory of Feeding with Clare MacLeod

12.15:     Question and Answer Session

Afternoon Session

12.30:     Lunch Break

13.00:    Protexin


13.30:     Question and Answer Session

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


14.45:     Question and Answer Session

16.00:     Close

Provisional Timetable


Course Leaders

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Dr Andrew Hemmings

About Clare MacLeod MSc RNutr: Clare is an independent equine nutritionist registered with the Association for Nutrition. 'Protecting the public and promoting high standards in evidence-based science and professional practice of nutrition’. She is passionate about correct nutrition as a foundation for good health, without which peak fitness is not possible. Clare’s scientific knowledge is backed up with decades of practical experience feeding both her own and countless clients’ horses. Clare provides professional, unbiased advice and is passionate about helping horse owners with the nutrition, health and fitness. 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 webinar. 


All participants must provide proof of professional equine related qualification to attend.

How it Works

This online event will be hosted via zoom.


On the day before the event you will receive an email inviting you to register with zoom for the event - just follow the instructions!

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.

For everyone who purchases a ticket to the live event you will also receive online access to the recording for 14 days after the event.

Handouts are included and will be sent out the day before the event.

Certificates or participation will be emailed out after the event


Course Price



Tickets purchased before 31st November 2021


Tickets purchased
after 1st December 2021