Supplementing My Seniors


“I have two horses, a 24-year-old Quarter Horse and a 19-year-old Appaloosa. The Quarter Horse is retired, and the Appaloosa is lightly ridden. They have been on Horse Guard for 15 years and look fabulous. I’ve also recently started them on Hoof Guard. They are on pasture about 5 hours a day, get 2 cups of oats once a day (mixed with their supplements), and get a light “dinner” of grass/alfalfa hay in the evening. I was wondering if I should consider some kind of senior supplement for them in addition to or instead of the Horse Guard.”

Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella:
Great to hear they are doing so well. It sounds like they are on a great feed regiment right now. However, have you noticed them starting to develop any stiffness? If so, it would be in their best interest to switch them to Trifecta. Trifecta contains a full dose of Horse Guard, Hoof Guard, a gut supplement, and a very powerful joint supplement in an 8 oz dose. We feed it to all 15 of our horses, and the joint support really helps my 24 year old broodmare out, and I still rope on my 19 year old mare thanks to Trifecta.



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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