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Why does my horse need salt and how to give it to him?

Did you know that your horse needs salt all year round?

All animals and humans do. It’s a staple of every diet, and animals rely on it as much as we do to keep their systems in balance.

Salt is an electrolyte and one of its main functions is to attract and retain as well as balance out the fluids in the cells.  We read frequently about athletes are constantly striving to balance their electrolytes, and the issue is no different with horses, especially after exercise. When they sweat they loose their electrolytes, including salt so we need to ensure that there is an adequate supply to replenish it either in their food intake or another form.

Posted on December 15, 2016 and filed under General Health, Feed Guides, Grooming Tips.

Top Horse Grooming Tips

Grooming your hose should be an essential part of your daily routine.

It’s a pleasurable experience for both and your horse, and an essential part of bonding, giving you the chance to focus just on him or her and spend time together.

It has a host of benefits too, including helping promote good circulation; it gives you the opportunity to spot any infections, cuts or abnormalities and treat them early and your horse will love the attention.

Grooming helps to encourage a healthy skin and coat and techniques such as strapping helps build muscle tone.

The best time to groom your horse is after you have ridden as the horse is warm and the pores are open and it’s easier to lift grease from the coat and remove loose hairs.

Posted on September 23, 2015 and filed under Grooming Tips.