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Adult Horses

What’s important during this life stage?

  • Total wellness
  • Weight management
  • Digestive health

Common challenges

  • Maintaining a healthy body condition
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Weak hooves
  • Poor hair coat quality

Tips for maximizing health and performance

  • Forage: Provide consistent, high-quality forage, which helps to optimize the equine digestive tract and gut microbiome.
  • Body condition: Monitor body condition regularly to ensure that each horse is healthy. Keep in mind that obesity is a risk factor for many common equine diseases.
  • Turnout: Provide opportunities for turnout regularly.
  • Hay and clean water: Always offer adequate access to hay, as well as fresh, clean water and shelter from extreme hot or cold temperatures. 
  • Preventative care: Prioritize a regular preventative care schedule that includes vaccinations, deworming and hoof trims.