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    10-23-2010, 12:48 AM
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Foal
Supplement recommendations?

I have just been given a horse. She is wonderful and in good health but she is 15 years old. I know that this is not ancient for a horse by any means but I am looking to keep her healthy, sound, and happy for as long as possible. So, I am looking for a good supplement for her. We will not be doing anything too strenuous, mostly trail riding for now but next spring/summer I'll be riding more frequently and perhaps attending some local shows for fun. She is very talented but hasn't done much lately and we're going to take it easy but have some fun. What would you recommend?
     
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    10-23-2010, 01:22 AM
  #2
Foal
I'm using Majesty's Flex wafers. They aren't a typical supplement, but they are amazing! They're a treat, and I don't feed them every day, just about every other.They have flax and omegas and all this stuff that makes a horse so flexible and supple :) My trainer's horse was terribly arthritic, could barely walk w/o a big stumble and a click, click. Then we got those wafers and after a few weeks we noticed the difference. She was clicking hardly at all at the walk, and not even badly at the trot. It was amazing! Then after a few months with them, she could canter without clicks. :) SO, I tried them with my gelding and he was amazing. His trot was great before, but even at a young age he was clicky starting out. After a few weeks with the majesty's he never clicked, and he is soooo supple and amazingly flexible! :) They're amazing! Sorry for ranting!
     
    10-23-2010, 03:02 AM
  #3
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I don't know about the treat type supplements, but I would give her something like 4-flex, which is a joint supplement, fed with a little bit of grain or mixed in some rice bran, just so she'll eat it, but if she hasn't been getting anything extra, and she's looking good, then I would hold off on adding stuff like extra grain to her diet until you see how her weight holds after you've been working her consistently for a while. My dad's horse was on 4-Flex for about 7-8 years, and he was sound at 35 when we had to put him down. He was a bit slower, and definitely a bit stiffer, but he was still able to jump small fences and barrel race though at a slower speed than in his younger years, but he remained sound, and when I ended up running out of 4-Flex and wasn't able to get it for 2 weeks, you could definitely see that he was getting sore, so the 4-Flex helped a whole lot.
     
    10-23-2010, 11:22 AM
  #4
Foal
Thanks! I will check both of those out! Any other suggestions?
     
    10-23-2010, 12:25 PM
  #5
Foal
Has anyone tried Missing Link's Equine Supplements?
     
    10-23-2010, 07:21 PM
  #6
Started
Free Choice hay and depending on your area a ration balancer

Probably Purina's Enrich32 or Triple Crown 30%
     

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