Pectin & Lecithin – What’s all the fuss about?

Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) The high prevalence of gastric ulcers occurring not only in performance horses, but leisure/pleasure horses and those out at pasture, increases the need to identify substances that help promote optimal stomach health. While the drug omeprazole prevails as the most effective treatment for gastric ulcers in horses, there is a…

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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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Braggo

EQUINE STAR FOCUS: The stunning Braggo S

Meet the EQUITANA People’s Choice reigning champion, the stunning Braggo S. Terarossa Lodge Friesian stallion, Braggo S was imported to Australia in 2013 and is a Ster stallion with a KFPS breeding permit. At Equitana 2014 the stunning Braggo S stole the show. He was not only selected to be in the Dressage Masterclass and a Private “one on…

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LoosenUP

Superhero antioxidants vs free radical villains

Antioxidants are well known for their health benefits in human nutrition and we are often encouraged to eat foods that are rich in these vital nutrients. Luckily for us, dark chocolate and red wine are potent sources of antioxidants… Of course, moderation is key and nutritionists will likely suggest certain fruits and vegetables as healthier…

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Remi Lord of the Realm

‘Superstars in the Making’ – The Tainsh Top Tips for Developing Young Eventing Horses

Simon Tainsh is a professional rider! He doesn’t get weekends off, holidays are few and far between and the prize money barely covers his entry fees. Ask him though, and he’d tell you he wouldn’t have it any other way. The elite eventer and full-time coach owns Kia Ora Performance Horses in Victoria and grew…

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