Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Study: Post-Exercise Snacks Benefit Horses

Thehorse.com - Full Article

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre, MA
Aug 11, 2014

Your horse just had a fabulous workout, got really sweaty, and used up a lot of energy. Now what does he want you to do?

A) Put him back in his stall or paddock and say, “Good job, Buck. Lunch’ll be ready in an hour.”
B) Load him up in the trailer and head for home, where plenty of food and water is waiting for him.
C) Feed and water him right away, and give him plenty of time to finish his food.

Italian researchers say that while many riders tend to practice the first two techniques, it might be time to switch to the final option in order to keep their horses happiest...

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