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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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Electrolyte Supplements

If you are thinking ahead to the imminent summer heat by looking at electrolyte supplements, good for you.  Horses lose massive amounts of electrolytes (and water) in sweat, putting them at high risk for dehydration, impaired performance, heat stroke, GI … Continue reading

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Designer Salt

Salt, sodium chloride (NaCl), is arguably the most important mineral.  Animal life is believed to have emerged from the sea. Blood has many similarities to sea water, including a high concentration of sodium and chloride.                                                              Salts of many colors … Continue reading

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Flagging Energy

A common concern this time of year is horses that lack energy for exercise.  There are no apparent health or lameness issues but the horse is either “flat” or starts out well but hits a wall that is at a … Continue reading

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Supplementing Electrolytes

Do you know how to supplement electrolytes properly to meet your horse’s needs?  Probably not.  If you are relying on manufacturer’s recommendations to get it right, odds are even worse. Electrolytes are minerals which are free within the blood and … Continue reading

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Water Poisoning

I had finished my next blog but decided to put it on the shelf at the last minute because of a story that has been getting a lot of play in the news the last week or so – how … Continue reading

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