How to Choose the Right Supplement for Your Horse

For many horses, the addition of dietary supplements is simply not necessary. However, if you’re looking for a dietary supplement for your horse, it’s vital you consider your options carefully. In this article, we help you navigate the complex world of horse supplements. Most commonly, dietary supplements are used for one of two reasons, including: To prevent deficiencies – i.e. vitamins, minerals and electrolytes. To improve performance – i.e. calming agents, joint and muscle supplements, and blood tonics.  As a horse owner, your horse’s health is in your hands and it’s imperative that you select a proven dietary supplement that’s…
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4 Common Ways Horses Become Dehydrated During Summer

At the height of Summer, adequate water intake is essential to remain hydrated, maintain core body temperature and replenish water lost in sweat. In this article, we explain four common ways your horse may become dehydrated and how to avoid them. There are six vital nutrients every horse needs in its diet, including carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and water, yet water is often the first to be overlooked. During Summer, the high temperatures and longer days increase the risks of dehydration. Let’s take a closer look at four common ways your horse may become dehydrated. 1. Your horse loses…
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5 Steps to Weight Gain for Horses

Is your horse in good health, but not gaining enough weight? For some horses, maintaining a healthy body condition can be challenging. In this article, we outline five important steps to safe and successful weight gain in horses. Weight loss can be attributed to a number of causes, with only some related to diet. Even if you’re confident your horse is in good health, a veterinary examination is critical if your horse has lost weight suddenly or if you’re struggling to maintain a healthy body condition. For this reason, the first two steps to weight gain relate to your horse’s…
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5 Tips for Feeding the Performance Horse

Feeding the performance horse requires a careful balance. Too much body weight can place excessive stress on bones, joints, tendons and ligaments; while too little body weight can deplete vital energy reserves. In this article, we share five tips for feeding for performance. Most performance horses range between 3 and 5 on the Henneke Body Condition Scale, with variances in body condition caused by imbalances in caloric intake and exercise regime. Put simply, it’s critical you understand your horse’s daily feeding requirements to provide this balance. Any horse that is over- or under-weight cannot perform at their full potential. Here’s…
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