As we become more aware of the problems facing geriatric horses, they have a much better chance at surviving into their golden years than they would have had 100 years ago. Strong emotional ties can motivate many owners to be observant of their beloved beasts and to take the extra steps it requires to maintain them in health and comfort.
There are many additional "tricks of the trade" that can be applied to help the halter horse reach his optimum potential, but the successful basics remain the same. It is essential for halter horses to be on a properly balanced diet. Exercise must be carefully designed for each individual animal to avoid potential injury and build the valuable muscle tone that can make a difference between winning and being just another horse in the class.
Vitamin E is a non-toxic, fat soluble vitamin which has an important role in many physiological functions such as reproduction, immune response and nerve and muscle function. It also has overlapping yet independent roles with selenium, an essential trace mineral.
<p> Are there any nutritional considerations that will make spring conditioning more efficient and/or get better results?</p>
<p> Can you feed your horses on the trailier, and when traveling, how often should you stop to water and exercise your horse?</p>
|Putting Weight on a Skinny Horse|
|Hot Blood, Warm Blood, Cold Blood in Horses|
|Buttercup Toxicity in Horses|
|Stabilized Rice Bran–Just the Facts, Please|
|Drinking Behavior of Horses: Six Facts About Water Intake|
|Can Kefir Keep Horses' Hindguts Healthy?|
|How Do Dietary Fat and Starch Affect Tying-Up in Horses?|
|Horses and Allergies: Try Omegas!|
|Influence of Equine Management on Ammonia Emissions|
|Nutrient Digestibility in Horses: Does It Change with Age?|