Friday, August 6, 2010

Apparently you can only lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink - the times are a changing!

We all know that well known saying but is it still true?

In the second article in this series on battling the heat we look at equine hydration.

The easiest way to prevent dehydration is to keep horses drinking at every opportunity.  Horses will usually drink more than they need but under stress not all of them will.  Just a 5% drop in water levels will result in decreased performance.  Studies have shown that the best horses from Pre-Novice to **** and from dressage to eventing are those that drink enough.  Dehydrated horses just can't perform.  

So what can we do to help? Equine America think they have the answer: Drink More - Equine America 

'Drink More' does exactly what it says on the packet - give it a go! It might just be that winning edge...

In our next article we'll be looking at electrolytes and what they actually are....



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