Supplements can help keep your horse at its peak as well as offer that little extra boost when health, age or life gets a bit too much for your equine partner. As with everything at intelligent horsecare we stock what we use with our horses.
Unlike most animal supplements that are the cheaper alternative to human equivalents and would not meet human quality standards or may be derived from the pulp left over from processing products for human consumption, our supplements are of human grade quality, many being of human pharmacological quality, the highest quality standard there is. This means the product you choose to feed your horse will be the same ones used in human products. We believe if the quality isn’t good enough for us then it’s certainly not good enough for our horses.
Those feed additives we stock specifically developed for equine health issues, we source direct from the companies leading the scientific research in the relevant field. Meaning you are feeding the original formula on which published research is based and not commercial generics, allowing your horse access to the same quality as is fed to the top performers of the equine world.
These are the products we trust to help keep our own horses’ healthy, many of which we have ever tried out on ourselves, now how often to you hear that?
We all want the best for horses, and supplements are a great way to make up for the shortfall in nutrition or to add additional enhancements to their diet. However over supplementing vitamins and minerals can be as harmful if not more so than deficiencies.
We do not stock general vitamin and mineral supplements, and while we are happy to sign post owners to suitable brands we have trusted with our own horses, we whole-heartedly encourage all horse owners to seek the expert advice of a nutritionist first before you reach for that tub with pretty packaging. It will save you money in the long term and ensure you horses get the optimum nutrition they require, customised to their unique situation taking into account their feed, grazing, activity level as well as any specific health needs.
A forage and pasture analysis will allow you to know exactly what vitamin and minerals you horse is taking in on a daily basis through grazing and forage, allowing you to feed only those vitamins and minerals that are deficient, this will help keep both your horse and your purse healthier. For additional nutritional advice and guidance, put the kettle on and visit Thunderbrooke Equestrian and Forage Plus forage analysis, your horse will thank you for it.