Vanessa Fox’s journey towards a love of equine nutrition started with working as a park ranger in South Africa; taking clients on guided horseback safaris, and delivering educational programs.
It also involved learning how to manage the unique the nutritional requirements of herbivores and carnivores, and how to manage their unique feeding. After some time, she moved to the States, studied Environmental Management and Environmental Health, and started ranching with her husband and young daughter. At Fox Farms, Vanessa has four horses, ranging in size from Pony to Percheron, each with their own unique nutritional challenges that she realized would be best served through a dedicated, science-based approach. She studied under Dr. Rachel Mottet, MS, PhD, Equine Nutritionist, and is a certified Legacy Equine Nutrition Advisor. Vanessa is passionate about equine nutrition and nutrition education, and would love to work with you to help your horse achieve its nutritional potential.
60minute consult to answer individual questions
Our Nutritional programs follow a 90 day guided approach. Vanessa will analyze your horses feeding environment, whether it is at home or at a boarding facility, identify performance and health goals, analyse the daily cost of the feeding program, and provide a recommended program that is science-based, no frills, no unnecessary supplements. With a 90-day program, Vanessa can follow the progress of your horse and work with you to tweak the program and find the best fit.
Good Day! Welcome to my series on “How to Feed Your Horse”. We are going to start by talking about the basics of planning an equine diet, and then delve into some of the finer points including nutrition for different life stages, health conditions, and performance levels.
Vanessa has completed the Equine Nutrition Advisor I course through my business, Legacy Equine Nutrition. She has demonstrated proficiency in troubleshooting various nutritional situations and is dedicated to exploring the science prior to making a recommendation. She is committed to her clients and finding nutritional solutions that will enable a horse to thrive. Further, Vanessa is very pleasant to communicate with and cares deeply about horses. Thanks,
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