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April 22, 2011

Endurance Blurbs: Pre-feeding/post feeding of the endurance horse.

Pre-exercise feeding:  Keep forage high.  No large meals within 4 hours of competition (either hay or grain, better to keep them nibbling than dumping a large meal just prior to intense exertion).  Offer small grain meals 1-2 lbs. at vet checks (with free choice forage).

Post-exercise feeding:  Feed 2-4 lbs of grain within 1 hour of cessation of intense training or competition exercise to replenish lost glycogen stores.

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1 comment:

  1. Remember, what they eat from about Wednesday through Friday is what they ae pooping on the trail Saturday. Keep hind gut active by giving them good feed, mashes if you do them days BEFORE the ride too