Frequently Asked Questions

Selenium

  • Could My Horse Be Selenium Deficient? Customer: “What symptoms are seen in selenium deficient horses? I have a 30 yr. old AQHA gelding, about 2-3 months ago he went off his feed and water, seemed depressed and was moving stiffer than usual. Thats when I noticed his muscles twitching especially in his shoulder and flank areas. The twitches range ...
  • Is There Enough Selenium In Horse Guard Customer: “Is there enough Selenium in Trifecta for horses in a Selenium deficient areas? I am feeding Platinum Performance now and even though there is Selenium in that supplement, it is not enough for this area in Northeastern California.” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: ...
  • Feeding Horse Guard And Red Cell Customer: “My 20 year old quarter horse has a fractured pelvis and hip. He injured himself about 6 weeks ago. Initially, he had a hematoma on his hip and belly that caused him to be quite lethargic. I purchased Red Cell supplement which I started giving in addition to my usual dosage of ...
  • Supplementing My Futurity Prospect Customer: “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 ...
  • What Kind of Salt Block Do I Need? Customer: “I was curious if we need to keep giving our horses trace mineral salt with selenium now that we feed them trifecta? If not, what do you recommend?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: You just need to give them access to a ...
  • Do you have a complete product for Draft horses? Customer: “My draft mare had an episode last night where she was unable to move her right front leg at all! I was a little disturbing for me so I started researching again the needed levels of Vitamin E , selenium magnesium oxide. It’s overwhelming!! Is Horse Guard supplying her with what she needs in those ...
  • Feeding A Senior Horse Customer: “I have been feeding Purina Sr. Active for about 2 years or so. Lately I have notice more and more whole corn showing up. I spoke with a friend she suggested that I switch him to timothy pellets and a good vitamin/mineral supplement. I live here in Washington and know that selenium ...
  • Supplements For An Orphan Foal Customer: “Hello, recently my mare passed (Postpartum colon torsion) and left behind her 5 1/2 week old foal. I am feeding Foalac milk replacer as her primary food source (she gets pasture turn out during the day in nice weather, grass hay & a mash or Equine Senior + Alfalfa pellets) I have no ...
  • Horse Guard For a Cushings Horse Customer: “How will Horse Guard affect a horse with cushings? Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Horse Guard can help aid horses with Cushings because it contains 3 mg of selenium and helps to boost their immune system. This gives the Cushings horse a ...
  • Considering Switching from Platinum to Horse Guard Products Customer: “I’ve fed Platinum Performance for years. I’d like to know some comparative info about your products.” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: In all our vitamin-mineral supplement products what really sets our products apart from others is that they contain 3mg of organic selenium. I did extensive research on selenium for my doctorate, and many ...

Hoof

  • Additional Hoof Supplement With Trifecta Customer: “Can an additional hoof supplement be combined with Trifecta?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Although Trifecta already contained a hoof supplement, you can add an extra hoof supplement, such as Hoof Guard or Biotin Hoof Blast, to increase the amount of biotin, ...
  • Supplementing My Seniors Customer: “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 ...
  • Analysis Of Biotin Hoof Blast Customer: “I was wondering if you had a more complete nutritional breakdown for the Biotin Hoof Blast product?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Biotin Hoof Blast is strictly extruded soybeans, d-biotin, dl Methionine, Zinc Protinate, and Methylsufonylmethane. We don’t add anything else to ...
  • Badly Damaged Hoof Customer: “I have a horse that a week ago got stuck in a fence and tore off half of his hoof from heel bulb to toe and coronet band to sole. The entire hoof wall and laminae are gone exposing his coffin bone. He did not break any bones or appear to have damaged the coffin ...
  • Do I Need To Feed Horse Guard With Hoof Guard? Customer: “I currently have my horses on Horse Guard – looking to improve hoof heel on one of them so going to put him on your Hoof Guard product – do I still need to keep them on the Horse Guard also?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: ...
  • What Should I Feed An Arthritic 4H Horse? Customer: “I live in southwest Washington (state). My daughters 18 year old gelding quarter horse get vitamins/supplements with organic selenium due to being stiff (vet recommended after coming up lame a few years ago & needing hock injections). His hooves crack something awful as well. We shoe him on all 4 & are using shoes ...
  • Equine Hoof Guard Video An unbeatable combination of Biotin, Methionine, Zinc, MSM and Soy Oil. Each 2 ounce dose provides 32 mg of Biotin.
  • Hoof & Hair Guard Is So Effective, It Would Make Fabio Jealous! Fabio Lanzoni, better known as just Fabio, is an Italian model and actor whose image has graced many product ads – and Harlequin novels – throughout his long career. A naturally handsome individual, his most famous feature is his long, magnificent hair. In order to allow his hair to look its best, Fabio has expensive ...
  • The Shetland Pony… Great Things Do Come In Small Packages! As sure as the Sun rises in the east and sets in the west, kids are drawn to the lovable Shetland Pony, and for good reason! These hardy, rugged animals are originally from the Shetland Islands, about 110 miles off the northern coast of Scotland. The climate there can be very difficult to endure. This ...
  • The Mystique of the Mustang When people hear the word “mustang”, they conjure up images of wild horses running freely throughout the prairies and mountains of the western United States. Indeed, these horses have enjoyed a few hundred years worth of being free from ownership… The true definition of mustang in the Spanish language! But what many people may not ...

General

  • Feeding Horse Guard With SmartDigest Ultra Customer: “I am giving my 13 yr old mare, Horse Guard and SmartDigest Ultra (pellet form). Since both supplements contain probiotics and prebiotics, is it safe to continue to use both products or should I only use Horse Guard? Thanks” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: ...
  • 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 ...
  • Could My Horse Be Selenium Deficient? Customer: “What symptoms are seen in selenium deficient horses? I have a 30 yr. old AQHA gelding, about 2-3 months ago he went off his feed and water, seemed depressed and was moving stiffer than usual. Thats when I noticed his muscles twitching especially in his shoulder and flank areas. The twitches range ...
  • Additional Hoof Supplement With Trifecta Customer: “Can an additional hoof supplement be combined with Trifecta?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Although Trifecta already contained a hoof supplement, you can add an extra hoof supplement, such as Hoof Guard or Biotin Hoof Blast, to increase the amount of biotin, ...
  • Supplementing My Seniors Customer: “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 ...
  • Is There Enough Selenium In Horse Guard Customer: “Is there enough Selenium in Trifecta for horses in a Selenium deficient areas? I am feeding Platinum Performance now and even though there is Selenium in that supplement, it is not enough for this area in Northeastern California.” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: ...
  • Feeding A Healthy Diet To My Minis Customer: “I have two mini’s both of which have been foundered (one of them has cushings). I’m concerned about whether I’m feeding them correctly. I’d been told by a farrier to feed them just grass hay but I’v also included in their daily ration a little apple and vitamins. Im’ wondering if this ...
  • Feeding Horse Guard And Red Cell Customer: “My 20 year old quarter horse has a fractured pelvis and hip. He injured himself about 6 weeks ago. Initially, he had a hematoma on his hip and belly that caused him to be quite lethargic. I purchased Red Cell supplement which I started giving in addition to my usual dosage of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Supplementation For Contracted Tendons Customer: “I am looking at Equine Leg Magic. I have a 2 year old that was born with contracted tendons. We got him over it after a long 6 month battle and now he has strained his leg and one of his legs has re-contracted. My Vet asked me, “You have had him on Vitamin E ...

Dosage

  • Do you have a complete product for Draft horses? Customer: “My draft mare had an episode last night where she was unable to move her right front leg at all! I was a little disturbing for me so I started researching again the needed levels of Vitamin E , selenium magnesium oxide. It’s overwhelming!! Is Horse Guard supplying her with what she needs in those ...
  • Feeding My Miniature Horse Customer: “I live in central WI have two class B miniature horses. I can’t find a lot of information regarding healthy feeding of miniature horses and the extent of the vitamins and supplements they should receive. I was hoping that you could help. They are currently on hay and Nutrena SafeChoice Perform horse feed with a ...
  • Dosage of Trifecta To My Quarter Horses Customer: “Hello. I love trifecta. I have used it on every horse I have had and the results speak for themselves.  Right now I have two quarter horses. One is around 1250lbs and the other is 1224lbs. How many ounces should I feed them. The cups that come in the bag are confusing because I don’t find ...
  • Am I Feeding The Right Stuff? Customer: “I am feeding horse guard right now to my 2 senior horses (20 and 24 yr old) and my 12yr molly mule.  They are getting 3 way and a little alfalfa  morning and night in a slow feeder. I give them Horse Guard and a little Intergity no molassas in the evening.  They are ridden ...
  • Crude Protein In Horse Guard Customer: “Can you tell me what the protein % in Horse Guard is?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: Horse Guard is approximately 12% crude protein. However, because fed at only 2 oz per day to a 1000 lb horse, the amount of protein received from the supplement is very little when compared to the whole ...
  • Vitamin E in Horse Guard Customer: “Hello, On packaging it says per pound…..can I get the Vitamin E IU per serving and what type of source the vitamin E is? Also, possible to get the entire analysis per serving? I use 2oz per horse. I absolutely love your product and have used it for years. Used to use it in Oregon ...
  • Can I Feed Super Gain and Trifecta Together? Customer: “Can I mix your Super Gain with the Trifecta? Both are amazing products but I dont want to over load. I need the joint supplement from trifecta on a mare and also want to get some weight on her asap and I LOVE the Super Gain.  Also I know it hasnt been tested on mares ...
  • Switching From SmartPak to Horse Guard Customer: “We currently have a 9- and 10- year old TWH who receive SmartCombo Ultra Pellets daily and are considering switching to HorseGuard. Is HorseGaurd itself sufficient as a replacement to provide required probiotics, supplements, digestive, hoof and hair health and thriving please? We also have a 29 year old Peruvian Paso (no longer ridden). He’s receiving ...
  • Horse Guard Dosage for 1300 Andalusian Customer: “I have an Andalusian gelding. He is 16.2 and I’m guessing he weighs 1300 lbs. I purchased Horse Guard, and your directions say 1 scoop per 500 lbs. the vitamins came with its own scoop. I think it’s 2oz, making it for a 1000 pound horse. I want to know how much to feed my ...
  • Best Supplement For Race Horses? Customer: “What’s the best feed for a race horse?” Answer by Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Kelsey Johnson Nonella: I would recommend supplementing your horse with Trifecta. It is the perfect supplement for a high-performance horse, such as a race horse. It will provide your horse with a complete vitamin/mineral supplement, hoof and hair supplement, gut supplement, and a powerful ...

Weight Gain

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Feeding A Very Underweight, Nursing Mare Customer: “I recently bought two mares (4 weeks ago), one who’s approximately 3 months pregnant the other who’s a rescue that’s nursing and very underweight. We’re currently feeding her beet pulp mush with black oil sunflower seeds and a product called haystack. I want to start both mares on super gain and or Horse Guard. My ...
  • Worried About Founder With My Halter Horse Customer: “I am feeding your Super Weight Gain and really love the results I am getting but have a question. I live in Yuma, Az. It has been very hot here. I am concerned about founder with this supplement as it is so high in protein and fat content. I am also ...
  • Supplementing A Percheron With Lymphedema Customer: “I have a 22yr. Old Percheron gelding that has lymphedema. My vet has put him in retirement. I am fine with this. However, I now see him losing his top line. His backbone is showing, I see withers (he didn’t have because he was so round) and the apple bottom is replaced with two ...
  • Feeding a Rescue Horse Customer: “Which of your products would you recommend for a rescued 16 hand, 13yr.old quarter horse who was very underweight. I acquired him about a mo. ago, very very thin, have been feeding him twice a day soaked alfalfa pellets with three cups of Purina senior feed, adding probiotics, corn oil and flax seeds. Turn out ...
  • Super Weight Gain Video Super Weight Gain is actually three supplements in one easy dose that will make a huge difference in your horse.
  • Horse Guard Products Benefits Arabian Horse Rescue & Education Read this great article written by Keri at Arabian Horse Rescue on how our products have benefited all their horses, but one in particular…. Enjoy!  At Arabian Horse Rescue & Education, we believe all horses deserve love no matter where they come from or what state they are in when they come to us. In fact, many ...
  • Parasites Affect Your Horse From the Inside Out… Help It Fight Back Parasites. To the unsuspecting, and unfortunate, host, they’re a scourge that has existed on the Earth for far longer than Homo Sapiens or Equus Caballus combined. These organisms, classified into three categories: protozoa, helminths, and ectoparasites, all function in the same manner, they feed on a host via its blood (external) or through digested food ...

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