I have spent the last two years working in equine supplemements industry and I have learned quite a lot of things that very few people in the equestrian community know about. In today’s article I would like to take you behind the curtain and share with you some little known things that will not only help you to pick the best equine care products and supplements for your horse, but will also help you to cut your equine supplements bill.
Do a simple search on Google, Amazon or eBay for a keyword like equine supplements and in a split second you will get thousands of results. We’ve got literally thousands of supplements to choose from and each different type of supplement has dozens of different formulations.
For example, if we were to look at the feed balancer category alone, we would soon learn that there are feed balancers for veteran horses, laminitic horses, overweight horses, underweight horses and horses that are involved in competitive horse riding disciplines. In short, the choice of products is overwhelming and this massive choice causes a lot of overwhelm and confusion.
People don’t know which products are good ones and which ones are bad ones and they end up wasting thousands of dollars on equine supplements that their horses don’t really need.
In addition to this, it is also very important to carefuly analyse every active ingredient that you find in an equine supplement, because a lot of companies like to add a lot of exotic sounding active ingredients to their formulations only to increase the perceived value of the product, but these active ingredients do very little to actually help our horses.
Now, when it comes to the actual products you should be using there are only a couple of products that you should look into, assuming your horse is in perfect health and your horse is not involved in competitive horse riding disciplines.
First of all, you should look into equine feed balancers. There are a lot of different types of feed balancers in the market today, some of them are more expensive, some of them are less expensive, but in short all feed balancers are formulated to give our horses all of the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients that they need to look and feel great.
In addition to equine feed balancers you should also look into equine joint supplements. You see, you want to do whatever you possibly can to strengthen and support your horse’s joints and equine joint supplemnets contain all of the essential active ingredients that are needed to strengthen and support your horse’s joints.