Supplementing My Futurity Prospect


“I’m looking for a supplement to make sure our yearling gets the right start. I’ll be getting our new hay tested, but the old tests very low in selenium especially. It sure looks like Horse Guard is the way to go. I was wondering if you would be willing to look at our hay tests annually to make sure we are not overdoing OR lacking. This filly was a much bigger investment than I’ve ever made, I don’t have much experience with feeding youngsters, and we are aiming her for 2020 barrel futurities. I definitely do not want ODD issues and am a bit gunshy about over supplementing. We are in Fairfield, ID. Thanks!”

Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella:
I would be more than happy to look at your hay analysis. Horse guard would be perfect for your yearling. It will ensure her vitamin/mineral needs are met while making sure to not provide excess energy.

Horse Guard


About Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S.

Kelsey J. Nonella, Ph.D. is an equine nutritionist who was riding horses before she could walk. Her love for horses drives her to help educate people on what their horses’ needs in order to have happy, healthy horses. Kelsey went to Cal Poly receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and then onto West Texas A&M, where she got her Masters and eventually her Doctorates in Equine Science. At A&M, Dr. Nonella did extensive research on Selenium within horses. Click here to view her research. Kelsey’s colleagues have mentioned her as one of the United States equine Selenium experts.
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