Tack n' Talk

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Water and hot horse

The summer is finally here and in some areas that means hot temperatures and high humidity! That combination can really take a toll on both horse and rider.  What to do?

Many horse owners knows about the importance of electrolytes. But do you know that many electrolyte mixes  have too little Magnesium and Calcium and too much sugar? Magnesium and Calcium mimic the electrolytes your horse loses in sweat.  However, working horses that sweat significantly do need to have some sugar to refuel working muscles.

Be sure to check the label before giving electrolytes to your horse.  Here’s a link to a good article on electrolytes and your performance horse.  http://www.ker.com/library/advances/123.pdf 

Happy Summer!




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