Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Sweet feed is not the feed for horses, in my opinion. They need protein and a balanced diet, not sugary sweet feed.
If his feet are bad, he may need a hoof supplement, or a vitamin, but the farrier will tell you that.
Joint supplements are for those horses who have arthritis, are stiff, or maybe have an old injury. I have heard of them being used in performance horses, but I believe it more common for them to have a balanced supplement, such as an electrolyte or performance supplement (more of an all around type). The MSM you pointed out is a feed through, I use it on my horse who has premature arthritis.
My take on supplements: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If your horse is normal and has no problems performing for you, then I wouldn't worry about supplementing him.
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