Category Archives: Weight Gain

The Love Between a Girl and her First Horse

We all hear, “Girls, and their horses”. Well, that statement couldn’t ring more true. Beginning at a young age I had horse fever. I was raised in a family where horses were not a way of life, or a passion for either one of my parents. Luckily, my grandfather raised Paso Fino horses so summers spent at his small farm in Lebanon, Oregon were my get away. It wasn’t until my 8th grade year that …

To Blanket or Not to Blanket Your Horse??

Do you start blanketing your horse when temperatures drop below forty degrees, or do you hold off until the cold below freezing temperatures hit, or do you blanket your horse at all? The truth about it all is that most horses do fine without blankets throughout winter. Of course, horses will need adequate shelter to protect them from the elements and plenty of forage and energy to generate heat. Horse’s Winter Coats: Horse’s coats are composed of …

PUTTING WEIGHT ON MY HORSE WITH KIDNEY DAMAGE?

Customer: "I have a 2 yr old colt that was overdosed on bute when he was castrated which damaged his kidneys so he now needs to have limited protein and calcium in his diet so I have him on Horse Guard to ensure he gets all the vitamins and mineral he needs and I love it. But he is dropping weight and so I was thinking of switching him over to Super Weight Gain but I …

SUPER WEIGHT GAIN FOR MY HORSE IN TENNESSEE?

Customer: “Is it ok to use Super Weight Gain in Tennessee? I read that all your products have selenium, which is not deficient in our area.”   Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Tennessee isn't excessively high in selenium, and actually has pockets that are deficient. Therefore, Super Weight Gain would great for your horse. Let me know if I can answer any other questions.   SHOP NOW

SUPER WEIGHT GAIN FOR MY HYPP HORSE

Super Weight Gain for My HYPP Horse? Customer: “The list of ingredients doesn’t include potassium- does that mean that there is none? I am a bit confused since the main ingredient is whole soybeans. I understand that soybean meal is high potassium yet soybean hulls are low in potassium. Where do we stand with super weight gain? I have an older HYPP horse with rare but severe episodes.”   Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: The list of …

FEEDING A RESCUE HORSE

Customer: “I am currently feeding my horse Super Weight Gain. I am very pleased with his weight gain. He is looking good and is almost at an ideal weight. Could you please give me the approximate number of kilocalories per pound (or a similar unit) for this product and the protein and fat content? Thank you.”   Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Great to hear Super Weight Gain has helped your horse out. In 8 ounces …

SUPPLEMENT FOR MY MARE WITH LOOSE STOOLS

Customer: “We have a mare we rescued a few years ago. Her age is unknown. The vets have estimated between 8-15. She is having loose stools. The vet did an exam on her stool and described an excessive amount of bacteria. Put her on msm for several weeks helped for a while but it always comes back. It doesn't seem to matter what her diet is. She is the same on grass pasture in the summer …

NUTRITION FOR MY AGING QUARTER HORSE MARE

Customer: “My easy keeper mare is now 23 years old and although she's always been healthy, now she's looking thin. She lives on 30+ acres most of the time with 3 other horses. (I say most of the time; sometimes they are fenced off in a smaller area.) What should I be giving to supplement her at this point? She seems hungry.” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: It would be good to supplement all of …

Helping Your Horse Gain and Maintain Weight

Horses come in all shapes and sizes. Some horses tend to be easy keepers, while others tend to have faster metabolisms and won’t reach your desired condition no matter how you manage them. Do you need to help your horse gain and maintain weight? Many different factors can keep your horse from gaining weight, and often times it is a combination of these factors. Breed, age, temperament, nutritional status, dental condition, parasites, gut flora, and feed …

Putting Weight On An Active Arabian

Customer: “I have two Polish Arabians that I rescued last year. When I got them one was very underweight and from what I learned he has never been up to full weight at any time. I have tried all different weight gain products and nothing seems to help. I live in SC so alfalfa in the summer is not an option i want. He is 5 and I'm just starting to ride him regularly. He is …

Needing to Add A Joint Supplement

Customer: “Our big Quarter Horse that we put on Super Weight Gain about six months ago, finally looks like a horse. I really wish I had some before and after pictures for you guys but we were so concerned with bringing him back after almost losing him last 4th of July, that I didn’t do that. Anyway, he is healthier than he has been in the six years we have had him. But back to my …

Feeding My Hard Keeper

Customer: “My horse has been on Horse Guard for about a year now, and I love the product. He is a super hard keeper, and now that he has shed out his winter coat you can really see his ribs. He has always been ribby, and nothing has worked. I was wondering if you would recommend that I take him off Horse Guard and put him on Super Gain? Does Super Gain have all the same …