Hunters need slow release energy to sustain them over a long day in cold conditions over varied terrain.
Good sources are quality fibre from hay, lucern and sugarbeet (unmolassed). Vegetable oil may also be useful.
Their requirement for water and electrolytes is also high.
Most complementary feeds do not provide sodium and chloride (salt) at the levels needed by horses in medium and hard work. Available together with other important elcletrolytes in PERFORMANCE ELECTROLYTES.
Trace elements and vitamins that include vitamin E and selenium that are essential for muscle activity, helping to protect against free-radical induced cellular damage. Organic sources of these nutrients are more available to the horse.
- Methyl sulphonyl methane (MSM), when fed to racehorses was shown to reduce stress. It has also been found to reduce inflammation, enhance circulation and help to alleviate pain. It is therefore a natural alternative to steroids and it may be that this supplement could be a useful prophylactic and preventative supplement for horses who are susceptible to tying up or azoturia. Glucosamine helps to maintain and repair joints, tendons and ligaments.The above are all found at effective levels in CHF (Condition Hoof & Flex).
Other herbs and spices that can be included are:
- Ginseng: A powerful adaptogen. It helps to lower blood pressure and increases endurance helping the horse to overcome fatique.
- Cayenne: Benefits circulation and is effective in the treatment of muscular pain. It also stimulates the action of other herbs.
- Supplementation with Echinacea boosts the immune system.
- CHECK WITH YOUR COMPETITION BODY IF COMPETING!