HELP! My leg aids aren’t working!
During practice, horses often respond badly to leg aids. The horse does not go forwards or sidewards, but responds oppositely, hence there is no good result. Horses that experience an uncomfortable feeling in the gastrointestinal tract react badly to leg aids. They have a bloated feeling, are creaky with attachments and find the pressure of the leg annoying.
Do you recognize these issues and do you want to do something about this? Then take a closer look at the stable management. Gastrointestinal complaints occur with every race, all ages, disciplines and levels.
The complaints often occur in horses that get a cereal rich or low-fiber ration, are exposed to stress or have to deal with illness. Especially in sport horses, older horses and (chronically) sick horses, damage to the stomach wall or even stomach ulcers develop.
In trotting and racing, 60-90% of the horses suffer from stomach problems such as stomach ulcers. Horses for regular dressage, jumping, or recreation do not escape this problem. Intestinal problems such as an imbalance in the intestinal flora, damage to the intestinal wall or reduced growth and development of healthy intestinal flakes occur regularly as well.
What can you do to prevent the risk of stomach bowel problems?
- Provide sufficient roughage (minimum 1-1.5 kg /100 kg lg) divided over at least 3-4 feedings
- Do not provide concentrate for 2 hours before training or competition. For example, giving roughage for effort is good.
- Restrain grain and starch in the concentrate feed, and give a maximum of 2 kg per feed
- Prevent stressful situations as much as possible and always give them contact with peers.
Hartog Lucerne-mix Digest
Of course every horse keeper tries to take care of his or her horse optimally. We know during practice it is sometimes difficult to divide roughage into 4 feeds. Not all horse owners can also influence the quality and amount of roughage that is provided. That is why Hartog has developed the Lucerne mix Digest which optimizes the stomach and intestinal health of the horse. The Lucerne mix Digest is enriched with POWERSTART®. This special blend with natural micro elements is combined with acid buffers, prebiotics and yeast cultures.
POWERSTART ® protects the stomach and intestinal wall against pathogenic bacteria and repairs wounds and damage to the mucous membrane. The acid buffers neutralize excess stomach acid and help prevent a full and bloated feeling.
Discover the power of the unique POWERSTART formula. The natural solution against stomach and intestinal problems.
- Supports and protects the gastrointestinal tract
- Stimulates chewing and prolongs feed intake
- Free from grain and molasses
Horses that get a cereal rich or low-fiber ration, are exposed to stress, or have to deal with illnesses develop stomach and intestinal complaints. Especially in sport horses, older horses and (chronically) sick horses, damage to the stomach walls and even stomach ulcers develop.
Why is the Hartog Lucerne-mix Digest different from the other products for stomach and intestinal problems?
Lucerne-mix Digest starts at the base: good roughage! The roughage mix is very versatile (preventive and in case of illness) and can be combined with all kinds of concentrate (preferably sugar and starchy concentrates).