Nutrition for the Competition Horse
The life of competition horses can be stressful and place a strain on both their physical and mental wellbeing.
The effects of constant travelling to shows, which can sometimes be abroad and also mean a change in climate and overnight stays in unfamiliar surroundings, should never be underestimated, not to mention the relentless training.
Different environments also expose our horses to infections which can compromise their immune system.
Every horse has its own way of coping with these situations.
In some disciplines such as show-jumping the competition season lasts all year round, with a full schedule of both indoor and outdoor events, our competition horses don’t always get chance for an out of season break.
Most of these factors are unavoidable; however, good nutrition can go some way to maintaining our competition horses in peak condition and performing at their best.
By adding live yeast cultures to the diet, by way of a supplement such as Lifeforce Elite from Alltech, you can help alleviate some of the effects of travel and competition stress.
Supporting a healthy digestive system is a simple and positive step towards reducing stress and producing a fit and healthy horse that is more capable of fighting infection and recovering from injury.
Lifeforce Elite creates an ideal digestive environment and enhances peak body and muscular condition.
Containing all natural ingredients Lifeforce Elite supports a healthy immune system, increases the availability of antioxidants, stimulates an anti-inflammatory response and naturally maintains hydration which helps aid recovery.
Alltech®, the title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, France, has developed the LIFEFORCE Range of all-natural daily digestive aid supplements. These products are designed to benefit horses at every stage of life, from breeding stock to pleasure and performance animals.
For further information please visit www.lifeforcehorse.co.uk or telephone 01780 764512.