For many years we have based our work on the premise that Biologically Adapted Feed improves a horse’s performance. It has been very gratifying to observe the recent explosive growth of interest in the relationship between diet and performance.
The special nutritional needs of young horses have also been receiving more attention. Most horses begin training while they are still growing, and this means their diet should be given special attention. Bone Bruising in the fetlock joint is the most common cause of lameness in the young horses.
A good diet is always adapted to the needs of the individual and support the joints for the young in training we recommend Post Competition.
When a horse leads the life of a professional athlete, it is very important that the horse feeds a diet suited to its individual biological requirements. A diet biologically adapted to a horse is bulk forage in the form of hay–which is the most important staple — along with pasture, oats, salt lick and water.
A racehorse needs energy-rich feed. The most important fuels for working muscles are carbohydrates and fats, and the best source of these nutrients are whole oats.
Protein is actually not a source of energy. Breaking it down takes more of the horse’s energy than other types of feed, and besides, protein provides very little energy to working muscles. The horse’s body uses protein as an energy source only if it doesn’t get enough carbohydrates and fats to meet its needs.
It is also important to feed the horse at least four times per day. Digestion is governed by the horse’s stomach, which is fairly small and can’t hold much at a single feeding.
Drinking water for horses should be regarded as part of the diet.