A Spring in the Step

After a long, wet winter we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with longer, brighter days. For those equestrians that have given their horses and ponies time off, or a lighter schedule, working on building fitness will ensure our equines have got a spring in their step for the coming season!

Ensuring your equine is fit enough requires sufficient preparation and any increase in work should begin gradually. This allows your horse or pony time to adjust and reduces the risk of injury such as damaged tendons and pulled muscles, especially in the first few weeks where the priority is building cardiovascular fitness and working on the core stability muscles.

Hacking is a great way to build cardiovascular fitness incorporating hill work so you can build both strength and fitness for your horse. Once your equine has a base-line of fitness; the duration of each session can increase and more work in the school can be undertaken. Exercise such as ridden work in a correct outline and ground work exercises such as long reining and lunging will help to build muscle tone and strength.

Alongside appropriate exercise your horse or pony’s feeding programme should offer a balanced diet allowing them to replenish lost calories through exercise and gain muscle. Energy sources such as fibre, quality protein, and fats will all help to aid condition and muscle development.

Supplementing the diet with a Joint Supplement will also help to protect the Joints when their fitness work is increased.  Especially longer periods of trotting on the road and working on ‘hard’ uneven ground.

Joint Right Supreme will

  • Keeps Joints Active and Moving
  • Has purest grades of Glucosamine for Horses, Chondroitin, Hyaluronic Acid & MSM
  • Promote Healthy Cartilage, Ligaments, Tendons & Synovial Fluid
  • Cushion, Lubricate & Soothes Joints
  • Keep Joints active and moving

To find out more about Joint Right Supreme or one of the many Horse and Dog supplements offered by Scientific Nutritional Products visit our website at www.horsesupplementsdirect.co.uk

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