How Do Horse Supplements Work With Forage?

How Do Horse Supplements Work With Forage?

Horse supplements work with forage to fill in the nutritional gaps that keep your horse healthy, active, and strong.

Forage (hay and pasture) should form the foundation of your horse’s diet and does give you horse a solid intake of nutrition. However, this means you must be feeding your horse high-quality forage that is free of pesticides, chemicals, and other irritants.

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Why Does My Horse Need Joint Supplements?

Why Does My Horse Need Joint Supplements?

Horse joint supplements help your horse age better, move more easily, and reduce the impacts of arthritis.

Regardless of your horse’s age or the type of work your horse does, joint supplements are key in keeping your horse moving smooth and feeling healthy.

While horses are built for movement, we do ask them to do go above-and-beyond what their bodies are designed for. And because we see our horses as powerful and strong – it’s easy to overlook what is going on inside their bodies.

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Managing the Senior Horse

Managing the Senior Horse

One hundred years ago when horses were mainly used for transportation, work and farming very few lived to become senior horses. In fact, the younger the horse was started into work the quicker he wore out. The horse was considered to be in his prime between five and ten years of age back then, and anything older was an old horse.

During those times, if a horse had not been started too young, had not been overworked, and had good health care and proper nutrition throughout its life, it might have lived to be a “very old” horse of 25 to 30 years of age. Now approximately 17% of the horses in the U.S. are estimated to be over 20 years of age. What may have been an old worn-out horse 100 years ago may just be coming into its prime today. Many performance horses are just getting settled into their work by the time they are in their teens.

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Do Horse Calming Supplements Work?

Horse out to pasture

Horse calming supplements help horses who are stressed, nervous, and on-edge feel more at-ease, confident, and focused.

Just like humans and other animals, stress, anxiety, and nervousness can be part of your horse’s personality. Some horses don’t react well to change or simply have a genetic make-up that makes them more sensitive and anxious.

Horse calmers use specialized formulas that can include ingredients such as magnesium, theanine, thiamine, valerian, chamomile, and vervain. These ingredients help support your horse’s nervous system, contributing to a calmer and happier horse.

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What Is The NASC and Why You Should Care!

NASC

Let’s do a little time travel shall we? It is 1997, not particularly significant time travel I know, but bear with me. Grand Meadows has been in business a little over ten years but the market is becoming increasingly flooded with more and more horse supplements in every category. Horse joint supplements are exploding and numbered, back then, over 100, which was a huge change from a few years before when there were 3 joint supplements – Cosequin, Grand Flex and Flex Free. Life was simple back then….

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