Promote Horse Health with Trace Minerals
Adding an organic digestible trace mineral supplement to your horse's diet can have a positive effect on the hoof health, overall growth, joint and skeletal support, as well as skin and coat condition. Add to those horse health benefits that minerals also transport energy and are co-factors to enzymes and you can start to see the importance of making sure your horse has adequate amounts of minerals.
There are 2 types of minerals for horses-
- Macro Minerals- horse needs larger quantities of
- Micro Minerals- horse requires less or smaller quantities of
Example Macro Minerals for Horses:
• Calcium (Ca)
• Phosphorus (P)
• Chloride (Cl)
• Sodium (Na)
• Potassium (K)
• Magnesium (Mg)
• Sulfur (S)
There are amounts and ratios that are important when feeding minerals to horses.
- Calcium needs to be higher than the Phosphorus in a ratio of 1.5 or 2:1. The calcium amount can be higher than that.
- Chloride and sodium work together as an electrolyte
- Magnesium works with Calcium to support muscle function
Example Micro Minerals for Horses:
- Cobalt (Co)
- Copper (Cu)
- Molybdenum (Mo):
- Zinc (Zn):
- Iron (Fe):
- Fluoride (F):
- Iodine (I)
- Selenium (Se)
- Chromium (Cr)
Choosing a quality, organic trace mineral supplement for your horse is important. Organic sources are considered more digestible for the horse and safe to use. We use and recommend an organic, all-natural trace mineral supplement that contains an eco-friendly source of 74 trace minerals. A trace mineral option that contains the purest, contaminant free coral calcium in the world and it is free of any additives, metals or fillers. Contact us for more information if you are open to organically supplementing your horse's trace mineral needs.
For more tips on natural horse supplements and equine digestion check out these posts:
- 7 Natural Digestive Supplements for Horses
- The Three Amigos of Equine Digestive Health
- Equine Nutrition Archive
Our Mission Here at Equine Essential Wellness is Promoting Natural Horse Health-
Nutrition is the foundation of health and trace minerals crucial to having that foundation stable. Along side empowering horse owners with equine nutritional facts we are here to help you also spot the hidden toxins and chemicals in the everyday products and supplements you are currently using. This is one of the main contributors to putting your horse's health at risk!
Equally important as clean nutrition is a properly functioning digestive system to be the delivery vehicle to transport the nutrients to where they need to be…
In my content, I share the story of supporting my mare through health concerns, naturally, after traditional methods had failed and euthanasia became the only recommendation veterinarians had for her. Part of our mission has to do with the success I had in helping her, and wanting that for your horse.
The reality is Pokey had been “telling” me for years that there was a concern, but sadly the vets and other equine professionals and mentors I had at the time told me the things I noticed were no big deal! So I created a free pdf guide that shares 10 Tell Tale Signs Your Horse May Be Suffering From Dangerous Digestive Problems. Click Here to download your copy today.
Pokey struggled with #3 on this list for years and yet I was told she was just lazy and it was a training/behavioral problem. Don't let others misguide you or silence what your horse wants you to know.
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The title photo of this post is the work of professional photographer, Nadja Rider. She has a great passion for the mustangs of the Sand Wash Basin and her work brings awareness and life to the herds and horses there. I hope to further the efforts of her great work, through utilizing these beautiful images. If you would like to follow these horses on Facebook Click Here. Be sure to check out Nadja photos, they share a story of the lives of mustangs in such an honest and authentic way.