Horse Joint Health: 3 Ways to Naturally Support Your Horse’s Joint Health

Horse Joint Health

Horse joint health is integral to the overall well-being, health, and happiness of your horse. It is critical that you put your horse’s joint health at the top of your horse care and management priority list.

For most horse owners, joint health is synonymous with arthritis or osteoarthritis. Horse arthritis is definitely a concern in horses of any age, activity level, and health history. However, we also want you to think beyond arthritis and understand the keys to naturally supporting your horse’s joint health.

The sooner you start thinking about and proactively caring for your horse’s joints, the healthier and more active your horse. In this article we explain the facts around horse joints and highlight three ways you can naturally support your horse’s joint health.

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Arthritis and Your Horse

Arthritis and Your Horse

6 Management and Treatment Options to Keep Your Horse Active

The great news is that horses are living longer. The not-so-great news is that a longer life brings a higher risk of your horse developing arthritis.

A long active life places wear and tear on your horse’s joints and can cause horse arthritis. The silver lining to an arthritis diagnosis is that there are many new management and treatment options that can keep you horse active and comfortable.

Our goal at Grand Meadows is to provide you with balanced and clear information that helps you make informed decisions about your horse and their health. However, please do not rely solely on these blog posts for advice – always contact your veterinarian about any health concerns and questions.

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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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Horse Joint Supplements – What? How? Why? Part 2

Horse Joint Supplements – What? How? Why? Part 2

In part 1 of our review of horse supplements we discussed more of a prophylactic approach to the feeding of horse joint supplements where one acknowledges that the age of the horse or the type of riding discipline pursued result in the horse being at risk and thus the feeding of a relatively basic horse joint supplement is a sensible option.

In part 2 of this series we get into the horses that are already exhibiting signs of stiffness, challenges with lead changes, puffiness around the joints etc.

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Horse Joint Supplements – What? How? Why?

Horse Joint Supplements – What? How? Why?

 Part 1

Joint supplements for horses are by far the largest category of horse supplements. Why is this? What are the best horse supplements?

When we look at how our horses are trained and used these days it is hardly surprising that there are a lot of problems associated with the various joints, resulting in a bewildering range of horse joint supplements on the market. A few thousand years ago wild horses on the prairies were not jumping repeatedly over fences or coming to a sliding stop on their hocks or any of the other repetitive movements incorporated into performance horse disciplines today that place stress on the joints.

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