Exercising Adult Horses

There are many considerations when you have an older horse and knowing what to do when exercising adult horses. We all have to succumb to the aging process and so do horses. Horse owners need to understand that older horses should not be expected to perform the same as a growing horse. But with the right feed and training, an adult horse can still earn his keep.

Exercising Adult HorsesKnow the Difference When Exercising Adult Horses

  • Lowered aerobic capacity and maximal heart rate
  • Decreased ability to thermoregulate which means faster increase in body temperature
  • Altered fluid balances meaning less fluid in their bloodstream
  • Potential change in muscle fiber type makes them less suitable for endurance exercises
  • Endocrine or hormonal alterations that help in exercise recovery don’t function as well in older horses
  • Immune, renal, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems change as a horse ages

Stampede Premium’s Pellets and Hay Cubes products have the right amount of nutrients needed to help an aging horse perform at their best while being exercised. Stampede Premium has been offering the best quality equine hay and equine products since 1995.

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