Whether your racehorse is a standard-bred, Thoroughbred, Arabian, Quarter horse or an Appaloosas pony, its feeding pattern, as well as its diet, affects its performance. Additionally, if your horse’s feed lacks energy-boosting nutrients, it may not have the fuel to compete effectively.
What would you feed your horse so it could get plenty of energy without making it prone to joint and bone problems? How do you ensure that your animal feed promotes bone growth while at the same time provide enough energy for peak performance during a race? Learn more about the ideal feed for your racehorse and how it affects them.
Protein and Performance
Proteins are the biggest challenge for any racehorse owner or trainer when they are purchasing horse feed. Unfortunately, most people think that racehorses require plenty of proteins, which is not the case. Proteins lower the performance of a horse because it increases their heart and respiration rates, as well as their sweating during exercise or racing. But when it comes to young and growing horses, they require slightly larger protein portions compared to older horses. This is essential in supplying amino acids required for muscle growth.
Horse Strength Through Chemistry
Young horses require a sufficient supply of minerals for maximum bone and muscle development. Phosphorus and calcium are the two major micro minerals that have the most impact on their growth. Therefore, these two minerals must be in sufficient quantities and given in equal proportions for your racehorse to develop healthy and resilient legs.
Your racehorse is an investment, so you should always give it sufficient exercise, food, and even leisure time. This will help your horse overcome behavior issues and illnesses and become the winner it deserves to be.