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[RC] Protein/Starches/Sugars and Behavior - Michelle Aquilino

Since starting to get into this sport, I have been told that too much protein in an endurance horse makes them more "hot".? I've been getting the impression that everyone else in the horse world thinks it's either starch or sugar.? Is it just our sport that's different?? or was I misinformed?? or what's the deal?? ha ha.?? My riding club is having a meeting tomorrow, and a nutritionist is our speaker for the night, and will be talking about the mythis involved with protein, starches, and sugar, and their affect on the behavior of our horses.? I want to be prepared, one way or another to either listen, disregard, or respond to different things that may be said.? Not to mention that this is what I am currently dealing with in trying to figure out the best food for my horse (but I think the conclusion is that she gets so little grain that it really doesn't make enough of a difference).
I will say that I learned not to take extra food at vet checks that anyone offers, because she was crazy hot the second loop, spooky, and all sorts of craziness (does protein (or whatever your reason for hotness is) really absorb that quickly?? lol).? It was weird though, she got a high off of something anyway =P

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