Preparing horses for competition and maintaining fitness and enthusiasm during a long season requires careful management, including correct training and recovery regimes, as well as targeted nutritional support to help ensure optimum performance in all disciplines.
B vitamin supplements for energy production, key amino acids for muscle development, and electrolytes to maintain hydration are all vital to ensure the horse can produce his best performance all season. Nutritional support for hard-working joints and muscles, with potent antioxidants, as well as support for a normal inflammatory response are critical to ensure soundness and comfort, especially during longer shows and events.
Travelling, both nationally and internationally can impact on digestive and respiratory health, and targeted nutritional support for the respiratory and digestive systems is key to maintaining performance even after a long journey.
A carefully planned recovery after competition is important to ensure ongoing soundness and health, and topical application of soothing gels, clays and washes can support tired muscles, ligaments and tendons.