Buying a Horse? What You Need to Know about Buying a Horse

5 Things You Need to Know About Buying A Horse

Buying a horse is an exciting time. There is nothing quite like owning your first horse or welcoming another horse to your family.

However, buying a horse is not a simple experience. Whether you’re an experienced rider looking to buy your first horse or a new rider keen to buy a horse – there are a few key things you need to know and consider.

Above all else – never feel pressured to buy a horse and make sure you’re buying a horse for the right reasons.

If you have suggestions about what people need to know when buying a horse or have a horse buying experience, please share it with the Grand Meadows community on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The more we can support one another with our experiences and knowledge, the better.

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A Message Regarding COVID-19

Grand Meadows Horse Supplements

To our valued customers,
As the whole country awakens to the new reality of life under the threat of COVID-19, we at Grand Meadows have implemented strict new protocols beyond the Good Manufacturing Practices and sanitation systems we already have in place.
We are not experiencing problems with our supply chain for raw materials or packaging materials and we hope this will continue. However, we must be mindful that each day seems to bring a fresh set of challenges. We will keep you informed as soon as we anticipate any supply problems that may impact our ability to manufacture and ship our products to you and your beloved animals.
From all of us at Grand Meadows we extend our deep wish that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy. Practicing social distancing and strict personal hygiene practices ensures we’re all coming together to defeat COVID-19.
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Take care. 
Nick Hartog

Healthy Coat: How To Give Your Horse a Healthy Coat and Improve Their Health. Learn How Equine Supplements Improve Horse Coat Health and Shine

How To Give Your Horse a Healthy Coat

To ensure a healthy horse coat and improve your horse’s health, you need to pay attention to all aspects of your horse’s health. A balanced diet, good grooming technique, consistent exercise, and regular vet visits are key.

Your horse’s coat can be an indicator of their overall health. Brittle coats, dryness, lack of shedding, and dull color are all signs that your horse is not feeling their best. Your horse should have a shiny glossy coat.

However, before you make any changes to your horse care habits and feeding, consult a veterinarian. It’s important to rule out underlying health conditions such as worms, parasites, and other skin conditions including warts, rain rot, proud flesh, hives, and summer sores.

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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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The Whole Ulcer Thingy

The Problem with Horse Ulcers

People call us all the time asking do we carry ulcer supplements for horses and judging by feedback there are numerous companies that will be more than happy to make that claim however erroneous it may be.

We basically have a systemic problem with gastric ulcers in horses with an estimate of 65%-70% of performance horses and over 90% of racehorses being affected. We are also overwhelmed with a multitude of horse digestion supplements making all kinds of claims to “fix” ulcers.

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