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post #1 of 10 Old 02-07-2013, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Random thought

So I was Dranking a powerade today and I just had a random thought.
Could you give your horse Gatorade/powerade?
Would it be any good for them?
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-07-2013, 10:47 AM
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A lot of people give their horses watered down Gatorade/Powerade. It has electrolytes, and horses generally like the flavor.

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Don't know why not, I have in the past. They are all still alive

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post #4 of 10 Old 02-07-2013, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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That's what I was thinking.
Thanks for the response
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post #5 of 10 Old 02-07-2013, 11:35 AM
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I've known people to give their horses wine, pop and beer, so powerade shouldn't hurt.

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post #6 of 10 Old 02-07-2013, 11:38 AM
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You can also buy electrolytes packaged for livestock. I know a few people who do this but havent myself but would guess it's cheaper than letting them drink your gatorade.
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Dice LOVES Powerade and he knows when it's warm out mom always has one with her and he gets the last 1/4 -1/2 of it after our ride. Spoiled horse =P

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post #8 of 10 Old 02-07-2013, 09:07 PM
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A friend had to give her mare electrolytes last night since she wasn't drinking much water. Since she loves gatorade, she mixed a bottle of gatorade with electrolytes and she drank that enjoyably and then went back to drinking her water!

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When I showed 4-H and FFA market steers I gave them a bottle of GatorAde mixed in their water bucket to encourage drinking. Nothing like showing ganted-up beef cattle...haha.
Short term or a once in awhile shouldn't be an issue, I wouldn't think.

In the hot and humid summers of east TX or a really hard workout I would give an electrolyte supplement to my horses. I used the same stuff I seen the race horse people buy(Electro-Dex?).

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Some people do. Personally, I prefer using electrolytes made for equine consumption. I find that I get better results, and just feel more comfortable giving them to my horses in general.

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