If your equine is a hard-working competition horse it is essential to assess whether they have the condition and the fuel to perform to the best of their ability. Offering a balanced diet is essential to every horse and pony’s health, but this is particularly important when the strains of competitions and regular travelling is part of your equine’s routine.
It is important to remember that competitions often bring our equines long, strenuous days and with added travel on top of this, not to mention the training sessions in advance of show days our horses and ponies really are athletes in their own right.
Supporting your equine athlete means that it is vital to achieving optimum body condition and fitness. This means that your exercise and feeding programme must go hand in hand.
Ridden work including hill work, riding in a correct outline and lunging exercises will help to develop good condition alongside offering high quality feed which is nutritionally balanced.
The quantity of energy required in the diet depends on both current weight and the level of exercise the horse or pony is taking part in. Every diet should, alongside a high quality and balanced nutrient content, offer ample forage from grass and hay. In addition the busy, hard working equine also requires a broad spectrum of essential vitamins and minerals.
Supplementing the diet with Pure Distilled MSM is ideal for the competing horse or pony as it helps to maintain good health and peak fitness especially important for equines regularly Show Jumping, Eventing, Driving and competing in Dressage and Endurance events to name just a few!
MSM stands for Methylsulphonylmethane and the term describes an organic form of bio available sulphur which is naturally present in the cells of all plants and animals. It is often deficient in the diet of horses as it is easily destroyed by hay making and feed production processes.
Studies have found MSM for horses soothes muscles, maintains and supports cartilages and promotes joint mobility. It enhances the functioning of the immune system and the lungs and optimises recovery time post exercise.