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The Science Behind Uckele Muscle EQ

When I formulated the new Uckele Muscle EQ supplement I wanted to go beyond the usual topline support to also target suboptimal muscle function that often underlies loss of muscle,  failure to build muscle and exercise-related cramping. From lean Arabians … Continue reading

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Feeding Muscle

You can’t improve on Mother Nature when a horse is performing well but many horses struggle to live up to the goals we have for them.  The tendency is to focus on lameness and look for sources of pain, which … Continue reading

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Anemia in Horses

Let’s get one thing out of the way right up front.  Insufficient iron is not the cause of your horse’s anemia, and feeding more iron is not going to fix it. In fact, it might make things worse.  Even if … Continue reading

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The Right Way to Supplement Electrolytes

Once you know the basics, it’s not that difficult to supplement electrolytes correctly but many people don’t know how and it’s taking more of a toll than is realized. Even mild dehydration can have a major effect on performance Electrolytes … Continue reading

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Salt to the Rescue

I do some version of this post every year for good reason.  At the least it will safeguard your horse’s well being and performance in the heat.  At best it could save his life. Sweating is the horse’s major mechanism … Continue reading

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Protein for the Active Horse

Protein is the most expensive ingredient in a diet. Equine nutritionists are trained with the same mindset as nutritionists working with other livestock.  Cost is a consideration; return for the investment.  This often results in recommendations being the minimum you … Continue reading

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The Most Underappreciated Performance Enhancer

It’s free too.  Next to air, this is the single most important factor in supporting good performance and maximizing response to training and conditioning.  Water. The horse’s body is about 70% water.  From brain functioning to the cushion of joint … Continue reading

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Do Any Horses Benefit from Grain?

The current wisdom is that all horses should be fed forages only and never any grain.  While it’s certainly true that most horses do not need grain calories and are better off in many ways on a forage diet, there … Continue reading

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Every Horse Deserves to be Happy

Try to think back to your earliest memory of horses, when you were a kid.  If you could have any type of horse picture you liked on your wall back then, what would it be?  The Black Stallion?  A horse … Continue reading

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