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Digestive, Feeding and Nutrition

Clare MacLeod, Gillian Higgins and Liam Gamble

Anytime - Anywhere - As many times as you like!
Once purchased, you can access and watch this online seminar at anytime and as many times as you like from any device and from the comfort of your own home! 

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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 perform.

In this on-demand seminar, we are delighted to be joined by the well-known independent nutritionist Clare MacLeod and veterinarian and probiotics specialist, Liam Gamble.


To start, in true Horses Inside Out style, Gillian takes you on an anatomical journey through the gastrointestinal tract. Clare, who provides unbiased, dietary information and is passionate about nutrition, health and fitness then looks at the theory of feeding and in her second presentation examines hows to put theory into practice and look at a range of feed plans suitable for different types of horses. Veterinarian and gut health specialist Liam Gamble, gives an overview of the equine microbiota, the past, present and future perspectives. 

This 5-hour recorded online seminar includes:-

  • 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 underweight.


  • How to feed horses in musculoskeletal rehabilitation.


  • Practical tips to keep your horse healthy.

digestion and nutrition buckets capacity of stomach, small intestines, saliva

What's Included



A Journey through the Digestive System
with Gillian Higgins (55 minutes including Q&A)

The Theory of Feeding with Clare MacLeod
(1 hour 20 minutes including Q&A)

Equine Microbiome Modification: The Present & Future Perspectives with Liam Gamble
(45 minutes including Q&A)

Feeding Plans: Putting the Theory into Practice
with Clare MacLeod
(1 hour 25 minutes 
including Q&A)




Certificate of Participation

Approved CPD training (5 points) with the BHS


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  • Digestive Anatomy

    Recorded Online Seminar

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 We are really pleased she is co-presenting this online seminar. 

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.

gillian higgins with painted horse 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. 

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