5 tips to optimally prepare yourself and your horse for competition and hot days 2020-06-22
The days are getting warmer and competitions are slowly being rolled out again. Happy days ahead! We all know that the past few months have brought all kinds of new challenges. Many of us have had to adapt their horse's management, varying from winding the training down a bit to 24-7 turnout. We are all looking forward to the moment we will be able to go for our 'equestrian goals’ once again! In this blog we will share 5 tips to get back into competition in optimal form.
With summer finally here and temperatures rising, it is the perfect time to stress the importance of electrolytes. Some equestrians feed them to their horses daily, while others only feed them in extreme heat or during a strenuous competition. But when do horses need those extra electrolytes, and why?
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