NUTRITION FOR MY AGING QUARTER HORSE MARE
“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 your horses with a vitamin/mineral supplement like Horse Guard because it will address any deficiencies in their diet. Now, that your mare is getting older and is starting to get thin I would recommend starting her on Super Weight Gain. It will address any vitamin/mineral deficiencies that she has, provide her more energy, and help to stabilize her gut so she can get more out of the food she is eating. As horses age, their ability to digest decreases. For this reason, I would recommend keeping her on the Super Weight Gain. I would also recommend giving her continuous access to high-quality hay.
Hope this helps. Let me know if I can answer any more questions for you.
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