Do your horses gain weight in winter? Here’s what you can do to help manage that.
Some horses gain weight when given a winter break from trail riding, training, and/or showing. The extra weight can make getting them back in shape much harder come spring.
Monitor your horse’s weight carefully during breaks and, if necessary, back off on high-energy feeds. Remember that when you feed less than the recommended amounts of a commercial feed, you need to supplement with a complete vitamin and mineral pellet to ensure your horse’s nutrient requirements are still being met.
Never cut back on hay to reduce calorie intake; instead, change to a more mature grass hay that will provide plenty of fiber but less energy.
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Elevate® Maintenance Powder
Fight back against seasonal vitamin E deficiencies.
Elevate® Maintenance Powder was developed to provide a highly bioavailable source of natural vitamin E to horses. Multiple research studies have shown that vitamin E is often deficient in the diets of horses that do not have access to continual grazing on fresh green grass, or those grazing on dormant winter pastures. Performance horses with demanding workloads, growing horses, and seniors have higher requirements for vitamin E, making deficiencies a more common occurrence. Studies reveal that horses who are deficient in vitamin E are at a higher risk for developing neurological and muscle diseases. Don’t let a lack of natural vitamin E put your horse at risk; supplement with Elevate this winter to ensure your horse gets the vitamin E needed to thrive.
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