All horses that work
need specific nutrients and programs designed to help them perform
to the best of their ability. This section contains information
performance horse owners
Even before they were ADM Alliance Nutrition Equine Ambassadors,
these top horsemen and women were already using FORAGE FIRST
programs. Now, they act as knowledgeable spokespersons in the
field on the nutritional effects of FORAGE FIRST feeding programs
Feeding To Win With Less Grain
By Mike Flarida........
As a young man of 14, I was given a piece of advice about horses
by a very wise old man. I didn't pay attention to his advice at
the time, but his words would come back to haunt me nearly thirty
"Nutrition is extremely important to me, because the high level of
competition that we're in today demands that our horses be in peak
condition, both mentally and physically. It's tough out
The Growing Equine Athlete
Reynolds, Ph.D., P.A.S.
All horses are athletes. But, some start training younger and work
harder than others. Horses being prepared for races or performance
futurities are routinely asked to perform at maximal levels while
still physically immature. Those horses must be fed for both
growth and maximum performance.
Calcium and the Performance Horse - The
Importance and Function of Calcium
by Gloria Harrison, M.S., D.V.M. Good Thunder Veterinary Service,
New Carlisle, Ohio.......
A horse which is asked to perform athletically must have optimally
strong bones to withstand the rigors of training and hard work,
whether it be for racing or other performance. In addition to bone
formation/strength, calcium is important for several vital
metabolic functions in the body including...........
the last few decades, there has been a dramatic change in
feeding horses, due to the availability and success of fats in
horse feeds. Feeding fats allows us to rely less on high-starch
cereal grains, which result in increased risks of digestive and
metabolic disorders in horses. In this section, you can read all
about fats for horses......
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