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    Default Electrolytes-What do you recommend?

    My hunter/jumpers get ridden about 4 days a week, jumped 1x per week. For the summer I want to put them on an electrolyte without a lot of sugar (so none of that apple stuff..).

    What does everyone recommend as in best quality for best price?

    I'm looking at Acculyte right now. Who has the best $? Online?

    Thanks!



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    I like Quench (made by Horsetech). No sugar...just electrolytes. Free shipping always!

    www.horsetech.com



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    It's not just an electrolyte, but I've really become a big Tractgard fan. It's got electrolytes, probiotics, and an antacid. Just a great digestive supplement.
    Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!



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    you have a PM
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    I've used finish line apple a day for 2 years now. it's sugar free yet tasty and highly concentrated. I only give electrolytes after a workout (worked 6 days a week for approx 1hr)
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    Free choice combination of salt and Lite Salt.
    Add dolomite if you want.
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    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.



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    We use Perfect Balance Electrolyte. Started when I read it was recommended by the Horse Journal and then was product of the year. We love it and include in our SmartPak

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/Produc...ctclassid=4958



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghazzu View Post
    Free choice combination of salt and Lite Salt.
    Add dolomite if you want.
    Lite salt: potassium. I had not thought of that. Thanks.



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    I have just changed my smartpak to be delivered tomorrow, to Summer Games, which was developed for the hot humid Atlanta Olympics.
    I am not a nutritionist and have no idea why sodium and chloride are different from sodium chloride, but I'm going with "what was good enough for the Olympic horses is good enough for mine."
    I've used Gatorade (too much sugar) and Morton's salt (raining and pouring) and horse electrolytes in various flavors, but now am going with "Summer Games."
    The hot and humid weather here in the south this "spring" has made horses miserable.



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    I've been very happy with Apple-A-Day. Its natural, sugarless, and my horse likes it. He went from not drinking much to drinking a healthy amount. He is a 3-3'3 hunter.



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    I have been using Apple-A-Day, and just made the switch to SmartLytes. I like both because they do not have any sugar, and the horses seem to really like them. I feed electrolytes year round.
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    Power Surge is a great potasium/sodium based electolyte.

    Ocala Breeders had it a while back, but recently purchased from Big Dee's.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JstMyLuck3 View Post
    My hunter/jumpers get ridden about 4 days a week, jumped 1x per week. For the summer I want to put them on an electrolyte without a lot of sugar (so none of that apple stuff..).

    What does everyone recommend as in best quality for best price?

    I'm looking at Acculyte right now. Who has the best $? Online?

    Thanks!
    I use Acculyte from Smart Pak. Bodie is uber picky and he loves this one! They have cheap shipping so I order two containers at once.
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