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 joint stress.

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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Fireside Chat Video 6 – Joint Supplement Wrap-Up

Fireside Chat Episode 6 - Horse Joint Supplement Wrap-Up

In our final joints video I wanted to summarize some of the key elements discussed in the previous joint videos and to identify the key takeaways I hope you can get from this part of the series. One is that it is not necessary to always start with the products that have the highest levels and the most active ingredients as that may be more product than your horse needs and it seems silly to waste the extra money when you could achieve good results by using more of an entry level type joint supplement. We are strong proponents of using joint supplements, if you are in a high performance riding discipline, as a way of providing the extra nutritional support the joints may need in much the same way as people generally use supplements, to help reduce the risk of issues later.

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Fireside Chat Video 4 – Glucosamine and Chondroitin – The Yin and Yang of Joint Supplements or Maybe Not

Glucosamine and Chondroitin - Yin and Yang of Horse Joint Supplements?

So this is the second of two videos, both of which address myths and realities of various joint support ingredients. I am hoping that, because of the rather critical way I have written about a couple of them, we can engender some comments or questions. I am trying with the videos to cover each topic as broadly as possible. There are 4 digestion videos for example, but I know that there lots of specific issues that may be missed, so I would encourage you to send questions or comments – perhaps how much you like the roaring fireplace behind me in the videos. It is my hope that  by hearing your questions and comments about various issues, we can transmit those answers to a broader audience.

Next blockbuster video deals with Hylauronic Acid and MSM I hope you will watch it and share.

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Fireside Chat Video 3 – Joints? Or Oh My God Where Do I Even Start?

Fireside Chat Video 3 - Joints or Oh My God Where Do I Start?

In our introduction to Joints, a supplement category serviced by a bewildering array of products now numbering in excess of 300, we discuss the physiology of the joint and the way problems can start to occur. How does the mammalian joint work and what are the functions of the various elements? In looking at this incredibly saturated marketplace, where every company’s products are the best for one reason or another according to the their particular marketing strategy. We start to try to define a practical approach to providing nutritional support for the hardworking joints of horses, which are being subjected to stress far beyond what they had naturally evolved to endure. Continue reading