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RE: [RC] Nutrition - Bob Morris

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Unless you are really pushing in competition, all you need to feed the horse is unlimited good forage, some electrolytes such as loose salt and plenty of good clean water. Any one who believes that all the advertises additives are necessary is only fooling themselves and depleting their purse.
Unless you provide the forage, water and salt, you are starting off at a deficit. These are the essentials. If after a period of competition you find a necessity for more energy, the addition of a bit of grain will help. All the special "go juice" additives are not necessary unless your forage has a definite deficiency such as selenium in the NW and some other regions. Be good to your horse and provide the basics, forget the frills and have fun.

Bob Morris
Morris Endurance Enterprises
Boise, ID

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Subject: [RC] Nutrition

So, I'm going to venture out and ask for a new topic.... Nutrition

What exactly are people feeding their distance horses? What supplements?

I realize MSM is not acceptable, but I do prefer to feed my distance horses a joint supplement for preventive maintenance. If MSM were an ingrediant, how much is acceptable in the bloodstream, or is it just safer to take the supplement away for a week prior to the ride. 

Does anyone use antioxidants in their feed? What seems to be the preferred source? Vitamin E? Grape Seed Extract? Or both?

Doimas and Sebastian are both wired for sound, so I feed them a B-complex with Magnesium. Will this get me in trouble, if either are tested?

Just a few questions, but hopefully, enough to get ya'll started and feed (couldn't help it) me information.  I LOVE information!

Cindy Edwards
Buckeye, AZ

[RC] Nutrition, WRSINOSKY