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    04-16-2012, 09:14 PM
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Hi everyone,

Just curious as to what supplements you feed your perfomance horses. My TB does mainly dressage and hacking and some jumping as well so I was wondering what supplements are the best for their joints and muscles while training and exercising.

So far for his joints I have used shark net, tuff rock, techniflex, and joint fx - (or something like that). He also get electrolites as he sweats a fair bit.


Any feed back would be apreciated:)

Thanks
     
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    04-16-2012, 09:35 PM
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Trained
I try to keep my feeds fairly basic. I feed Kohnke's Cell Vital, plus some rice bran oil, a little bit of seaweed meal and MSM.
     
    04-16-2012, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Kayty    
I try to keep my feeds fairly basic. I feed Kohnke's Cell Vital, plus some rice bran oil, a little bit of seaweed meal and MSM.
i was hoping you would post :)

Thanks kayty
     
    04-16-2012, 09:57 PM
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Weanling
When I had the race horses my horses got RED CELL FARRIERS FORMULA STRESS DEX and FLEX FREE and STRONGID C
     
    04-16-2012, 10:07 PM
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Ahhh cool. They would be good because the racehorses do pretty strenuous exercise so it would be vital to have good joint supplements
     
    04-16-2012, 10:15 PM
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Trained
Joint supplements do little if anything. My horse is on a program of IM Adequan for his joints.

Other than that he is on a good quality grass alfalfa mix hay, about 4 lbs of soaked alfalfa cubes, 4 lbs of a high fat, nutritionally balanced RB including probiotics, a hoof supplement and magnesium citrate. And he's an easy keeper :P
As long as a horse is on a well balanced feed program and correctly conditioned he should not need a joint supplement.
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    04-16-2012, 10:25 PM
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Really? I always imagined top performance horse to be on the best of the best supplements. Then again a good diet is everything

So supplements don't help to prevent bad joints or muscles? Have you ever had any soundness issues with your top performance horses?
     
    04-16-2012, 10:41 PM
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Supplements, like glucosamine, cannot be digested through the horse's intestinal track and therefore do nothing. As long as the horse has the correct building blocks for strong ligaments, tendons, suspensories and muscles like amino acids, protiens, fats, etc. and is conditioned correctly to build strength in them, they will be strong.

Top horses are rarely on oral supplements and are usually on a rigorous course of IM Adequan (up to every day or two days), with Legend and occasionally Tildren.

Horses with chronic lameness, bad injuries, poor conformation or bad joints rarely make it to be top performance horses. So no, I have not had soundness issues with top horses, nor people I know. And if they have, the horses were almost immediately retired.
     
    04-16-2012, 10:55 PM
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Thankyou for your advice anabel. :)
     
    04-18-2012, 08:01 PM
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Thankyou:)
     

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