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Equine Muscle

Protecting Equine Muscles

The muscle fibres of a horse are a huge asset to the racing or performance horse.  Without them, there’s not much to work with – so as well as building muscle mass, the muscles also need to be protected! Low intensity exercise at an easy pace, allows for oxygen to replenish the muscles as he moves. In…

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Chelate Minerals

Why do chelated minerals matter for horses?

Chelated (Key-lated) minerals are minerals already bound to a small piece of protein. For minerals to be absorbed they need to be attached to a protein or a sugar which is easily absored in the small intestine. Chelated minerals don’t rely on this ‘attachment’  happening by chance, as they are all ready to be ‘smuggled’…

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Importance of Poulice

Don’t Forget to Pack the Poultice

One of the most essential items to have in your truck or float when you are out competing is a quality clay poultice. Applied to the horse’s leg, a poultice can reduce inflammation quickly, decrease pain and keep you and your horse in the competition. Travelling, warm-ups, standing in stalls and actually showing or competing…

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The complete video “Managing the Equine Gut for Optimal Health and Performance” is here!

Managing the Equine Gut for Optimal Health and Performance! When it comes to the gut health of your horse, getting the right advice and help is so important especially when we suspect the digestive health of our horses is suffering. We turn to people we trust for education and help. We team up with our…

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Coney Hatch Performance Horses

Annabel Reveals Her Soundness Secrets

Keeping her horses sound is a number one priority for NSW eventing rider Annabel Cargill. In this video, she talks about her philosophy on horse health, and explains why she trusts SwellDOWN to keep her top eventing horses looking, training and performing their best….

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