Photo courtesy of Tina Cook Feeding a competition horse can be very challenging. Stress, concentration and physical demands can all have implications on digestive health and this in turn can result in horses struggling to maintain weight whilst competing. Performance horses often loose their appetite as they get fitter, so feeding a nutrient dense, high quality feed balancer will ensure they get all the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed on a daily basis, without having to feed large quantities of hard feed. Blue Chip feed balancers now all contain the revolutionary ingredient, Nucleotides.
Clare and Glen photo courtesy of Equinational 1 – Training a show horse is no different to training any other kind of horse, know what you want to achieve and be very black and white with your horse, so he understands what you want. 2 – One of the best horse trainers in the world from the Swiss Knie Circus told me “The horse is never wrong; it is just that we have not explained it to him properly.”
Ensuring your horse’s digestive health is in peak condition is of paramount importance for their wellbeing. If the horse’s digestive system is compromised in any way it will have significant effects on performance, appearance and even temperament. The concerns are not only what they are being fed, but environment, well-being and good husbandry, which can all play a significant role in ensuring good digestive health.
Feeding laminitis prone horses and ponies can be challenging as their diets need careful monitoring, especially if previous laminitis attacks were weight or nutritional related. Feeding a low calorie, low sugar, low starch feed balancer is the ideal way to ensure that your horse or pony gets all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients they need on a daily […] The post Feeding Laminitics – by Blue Chip’s Nutritional Specialist Sarah Butler BSc (Hons) appeared first on Blue Chip Feed | Horse Supplements & Horse Feed Balancers.
Clare Blaskey and Glenn - photo courtesy of Real Time Imaging Whilst it is important for your horse to be in perfect condition for the show ring, you must always be aware of them putting on too much condition and the associated links with laminitis and being overweight. Weight can be assessed accurately on a weigh-bridge, but if this is not possible then a weigh tape can be used.