Branch Chain Amino Acids support the repair of muscle tissue damage associated with training.
Electrolytes replenish the daily loss of minerals and, used daily, aid in preventing lactic acid buildup associated with muscle exertion.
Essential B vitamins, minerals, and iron support increased oxygen-carrying ability and red blood cell count.
These are the 1,2,3 punches found in the Total Blood Fluid Muscle supplement for your horse during training, hauling, showing, jumping, or any other strenuous demands placed on your horse.
The best care for your horse after exercise is a combination of care, supplements, and nourishment to properly recover and prevent injury. Here's a breakdown of the critical things to do:
- Walk and groom: Lead your horse at a walk for 10-20 minutes to let its heart rate and breathing gradually return to normal. This also helps circulate blood and remove heat buildup.
- Hydration: Offer fresh, clean water throughout the cooling down process. Electrolyte-replenishing water can be beneficial for intense workouts.
- Cooling techniques: Depending on the weather and intensity of exercise, consider using cooling boots, ice packs on major joints, or hosing down (avoiding cold water directly on the head).
- Feed within an hour: Provide a small, easily digestible meal rich in carbohydrates (oats, hay pellets) within an hour of exercise. This helps replenish glycogen stores used during activity.
- Branch Chain Amino Acids support the repair of muscle tissue damage associated with training.
- Electrolytes: If the workout was intense or prolonged, consider offering an electrolyte supplement to replace lost minerals like sodium, potassium, and chloride.
- Regular diet: Once fully cooled down, the horse can resume feeding.
Rest and Relaxation:
- Stall time: Allow your horse ample rest in its stall. A quiet atmosphere with minimal distractions is ideal.
- Turnout: If weather permits, provide turnout time in a safe paddock for stretching and grazing.
- Massage: Gentle massage or light stretching can help to relax muscles and improve circulation.
- Monitor your horse for discomfort or injury, such as lameness, swelling, or reluctance to move.
- Adjust the post-exercise routine based on the intensity and duration of the workout, the horse's age and fitness level, and the weather conditions.
- Consult your veterinarian or equine nutritionist for specific recommendations based on your horse's needs.
Remember, a happy and healthy horse is a well-cared-for horse. By following these tips, you can ensure your equine friend recovers optimally after every workout and is ready to charge ahead again!
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