Horses that are resting require lower levels of energy from their feed, as the energy is not being utilised in performance. They do however still need to have their appetite satisfied.
Horses recovering from injury or surgery need levels of protein that will help to effect repair of the damage. They may also benefit from the addition of pro-biotics to the diet.
Importantly if feeds of lower nutritional value are offered, a good supplement of minerals and vitamins is necessary.
Additionally resting or convalescing horses may benefit from vitamin C supplementation.
- Garlic lowers blood pressure and improves cardio-vascular health and stimulates cell growth.
- Supplementation with Echinacea boosts the immune system.
- Dandelion root is a digestive aid and natural diuretic, while cayenne benefits circulation and is effective in the treatment of depression and muscular pain. It also stimulates the action of other herbs.
- Cloves is another stimulant and ginseng is also useful in the treatment of depression and fatigue.
- Details of a specific supplement that might be useful to horses in this performance category. Details of a specific supplement that might be useful to horses in this performance category.