Originally Posted by gabrielstriumph
The gelding I ride is worked about 4-5 days in the arena, moderate work, and then we school at the local forest once a week (about 11 miles of intense trail) to condition for an endurance ride.
I'm giving him electrolytes in his feed right now, but that's about it.
Every once in a while I'll give him some MSM and flax seed.
What are your opinions on supplements and what do you use and what for?
Do you think I should be feeding him any others?
I too am a less is more type person. I also don't feed the same thing to all my horses just because its easier, or more convenient. I like to treat each horse as an individual. That being said there are a few things that all my performance horses get.
I like to feed them some form of pro/prebiotics. So I have them on Equine Choice, I also like FASTRACK. They also get 1 tbsp of baking soda in thier feed, it helps to balance out stomche acid that may be present.
In regards to MSM, my one gelding gets MSM, but it must be fed regularly to be effective, so giving your guy MSM occassionally isnt really affective, so in a sense you're wasting your money and time
All my horses get Vitamin C as well. Other than that pretty much straight forward w regards to grain.