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What supplements do you feed your show horse?

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  • What supplements do you feed your show horse?

    I have always thought this would be an interesting topic on here, and I haven't seen one since I have been on this forum.

    So what supplement(s) do you feed and why? Preventative? Old injury? Bad feet? Dull coat?
    "Put forth your best, and you've already won."

  • #2
    My guy is not really a show horse per se. More so a horse that occasionally shows But he's on Isox for some navicular changes and a supplement that I believe is called grand flex? It's for his hooves.
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      • #4
        Adequan, Vitamin E supplement just to keep his immunity up, and occasionally Conquer gel.


        • #5
          4 of my 6 horses (so all of the show horses) get Glanzen Lite. My 2 big jumpers get a shot of Polyglycan before each big show rather than feeding any sort of a feed through joint supplement.

          The other two don't get "additional" supplements, per se. My 2yo gets LMF Super Supplement grain and my pony gets nothing but hay and whatever grass he can get to.
          Flying F Sport Horses
          Horses in the NW


          • #6
            My boy gets MSM and flax seed oil. He gets fed Purina Ultium too, so this has a lot of nutrients in such as biotin. The MSM helps his coat and hoofs. It also helps keep his tendons strong, preserves cartilage, and prevents swelling. I'm sure it does more too. It's just amazing, and it's super cheap. The oil has omega-3s. So is helps his hoofs and coat as well as helping keep weight on him.
            Last edited by forestergirl99; Sep. 15, 2009, 01:18 AM.


            • #7
              Legend, monthly - preventative

              Isox - preventative
              HylaSport - joint support
              milled flax - hoof/coat
              ground kelp - electrolyte
              GrandHoof - hoof
              milk thistle - liver detox
              raspberry tea leaves - to calm mare-ishness


              • #8
                Just Cosaquin and Adeptus Gleam & Gain. Though she certainly hasn't needed the "Gain" side of that equation!


                • #9
                  My Tb mare gets daily:
                  mineral salt granules
                  HylaSport OTC-joint
                  Moody Mare
                  Moody Mare
                  mineral salt granules
                  HylaSport OTC-joint


                  • #10
                    both boys, ages 8 and 10 get apple a day and adequan monthly . additionally,the 8 yr old gets glanzen 3c and the 17.1 10 year old gets recovery eq/ ha. love all the products as i see a marked improvement in health/ comfort.


                    • #11
                      My guy gets Smartflex ultra III and a probiotic/prebiotic. He gets both because he is getting older (15) and neither his digestion or joints are quite as efficient as they once were.
                      "To do something that you feel in your heart that's great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes." -B.J. Armstrong


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                        • #13
                          Glanzen GL and Adequan

                          Gastroguard when we show/travel
                          "are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn...I can yawn, because I ride better than you, Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn, you, not so much..." George Morris in Camden, SC


                          • #14
                            Corn Oil, MSM, Electrolytes... occasionally I will buy a tub of Vit E & Selen


                            • #15
                              Next Level
                              Stress Dex electrolytes
                              Rice Bran oil
                              Farriers Formula
                              Proud mother to Matt, a 18 year-old TB gelding.



                              • #16
                                Lamina Saver daily, it's the only supplement that has helped with my horse's quarter cracks.
                                I also give electrolytes on hotter days.
                                I might also start up on some type of joint supplement as a preventative, not sure about that yet.


                                • #17
                                  9 yo TB

                                  Horseshoers Secret- Hoof
                                  ground Flax Seed- coat/hoof


                                  • #18
                                    All of our show horses get
                                    - Actiflex (joints)
                                    - Rice Bran Oil
                                    - Garlic (bugs)
                                    - Mares get Mare Magic
                                    Fils Du Reverdy (Revy)- 1993 Selle Francais Gelding
                                    My equine soulmate
                                    Mischief Managed (Tully)- JC Priceless Jewel 2002 TB Gelding


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                                      • #20
                                        horse Supplements

                                        I feed Tucker Milling TM Equine 14% in the black bag and they do not need anything else. It has Biotin and all the Vitamins. They do great on it alone.