As we prep our equine athletes for upcoming competitions we can consider, alongside efficient and effective training, additional steps that we can take to ensure our horse’s entire body is thriving. A healthy and thriving horse exudes a show-stopping appearance.
The first step in any competition preparation should be to consider whether the horse’s diet is meeting the needs of a horse in training. As your horse increases its workload, the increase in nutrient requirements needs to address the added burn of calories, muscle development and nutrients that are known to assist the horse to recover from exercise.
What is it about GastroAID Recovery and ZanoBOLIC that makes your horse look as good as they do?
Training, travelling and competition are known risk factors that can cause a strain on your horse’s digestive system. The added pressures of increases in exercise and travelling to new locations can often cause digestive issues such as Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) and/or hindgut disturbances. During training and competition, a gut health supplement such as GastroAID Recovery, which targets both foregut and hindgut health, can help look after your horse’s TOTAL digestive system so you can keep your eyes on the prize.
GastroAID Recovery is unique as it’s the ONLY product that creates an “alkaline slime” in the stomach through the inclusion of a combination of coating agents, pectin and lecithin, and buffers. This combination forms a barrier over the stomach wall to protect it from acid burn and strengthen the mucosal lining. This can help make your horse’s stomach feel comfortable during your ride enabling them to focus on the task at hand. GastroAID Recovery contains a prebiotic and probiotic for hindgut health, which work together to stimulate the growth of beneficial, fibre-fermenting microbes and enhance feed conversion efficiency helping with improved body condition and manure consistency.
So, what should you expect to see in your horse?
You will start to notice positive changes that will contribute to your horse’s overall appearance:
- Greater attitude to work
- Increased ability to perform
- Improved body condition
- Shinier, healthier looking coat quality
- Increased appetite
- Improved manure consistency
What about muscle development?
A glossy coat and great body condition is going to ensure your horse is the stand-out when out competing. Providing a nutritionally balanced diet in combination with consistent and correct work is the key foundation for building muscle for your horse.
A muscle-building supplement can provide your horse with the extra support it needs for optimal development. ZanoBOLIC concentrate is a refined rice bran embryo extract that increases fat metabolism and protein synthesis. When combined with exercise and a balanced diet, ZanoBOLIC concentrate can help increase lean muscle mass and build topline during training.
But can it help with their coat?
The great thing about ZanoBOLIC concentrate is that it not only enhances the coat to create a darker shine but can also help stimulate appetite whilst at competition. As an added BONUS, a little bit goes a long way. Its highly concentrated formulation means you only need to feed 10 – 30g per day, making it cost-effective for long-term use.