So then begs the question… how to build a horse’s topline? Muscle development in horses can be a tricking game—particularly for older horses, those with long backs, and breeds with less genetic muscle density. In efforts to put muscle on a horse, I have found a few guidelines that help me to be effective and fair.
A horse’s GI health can make or break his ability to perform, behave, and even function on a daily basis. There are so many facets contributing to a healthy, pain-free gut, but we can make an impact for our horses’ health by starting with these three practices. Let’s talk about feeding management practices for sustainable gut health!
To simplify the jumble of numbers, percentages, and labels, we can talk about a couple factors to ensure that the horse is eating enough protein.
Where these micro-nutrients play a major role in muscle development and physiological function, I am excited to give a shout out for the often nutritionally overlooked horses— the easy keepers!