Health of the rehabilitating horse
‘The New Feeding Concept’, back to the horse’s natural roughage needs. A healthy horse starts with a healthy intestinal flora. And that is where it often goes wrong with our average roughage, sometimes combined with kilos and kilos of concentrates.
Giving your rehabilitating horse only a handful of pellets or muesli because they are not ‘in work’ seems logical, but is not very wise. Especially at this time, plenty of vitamins and minerals in the diet and a healthy intestinal flora are of the utmost importance!
How can you deal with an injured horse?
Your horse has been injured and has to take it easy in training for a while, or was even prescribed complete box rest. This can be a rough deal, especially for your horse who would love nothing better than to play and run with their friends. At this time, keeping your horse feeling ‘happy’ is critical.
Boredom lurks, as does the risk of overfeeding with too much energy. It is important that your horse does not get too much energy, but still likes the taste of low-sugar roughage. Digestion also has to be mantained. In addition, your horse will have an increased need for high-quality nutrients for their recovery. No shortage of challenges there, then!