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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Your horse did what?

Calming for Horses

So lucky you, you got the crazy mare, you lunge her, lower the carbs in the diet, offer a prayer to various deities and yet when you want her to do the work she acts like she is on crystal meth.

Hmmm how do we fix this? If I had a dollar for every rider who has come up to me at shows over the years with similar stories asking what horse calming supplement to feed, I would be lying on a beach on a tropical isle with a drink with an umbrella in it.

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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?

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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