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FEEDING YOUR PERFORMANCE HORSE
By Jen Osgood

          Today I want to talk about feeding your performance horse and what it takes to get the energy that they need to perform at their best.

Where does the energy come from? 
(Remember: Hay that is fibrous and has few leaves is high in fiber and low in energy. Hay that is very leafy is high in energy and low in fiber. Very stemmy tough hay is of poor quality and may contribute to colic…CHECK YOUR HAY!!!)

          This is a very common question that very few people truly know the answer to.  Let’s pretend that the horse’s body is an engine in a truck, the truck needs fuel to run and so does the horse.  Stored fuels (primarily carbs and fats) are what fuel the horse’s body or “engine”.  The faster the engine runs the greater the amount of fuel required.
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CONDITIONING YOUR PERFORMANCE HORSE  -  Part 1
By Jen Osgood

Last month I talked about fueling your performance horse, this month and next month I will be talking about conditioning your performance horse, and keeping them in the best physical shape possible. This will decrease injuries and will help your horse recover from competition at a much faster pace.

In this first part I will discuss the different types of conditioning, and the factors to consider when developing a program specific to each individual horse.

Preparation of a horse for any type of competition involves a combination of conditioning and schooling. Conditioning induces physiological and structural adaptations that maximize performance and maintain soundness. Schooling develops neuromuscular coordination and mental discipline.
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CONDITIONING YOUR PERFORMANCE HORSE  -  Part 2

By Jen Osgood

​Last month I talked about conditioning your performance horses and keeping them in the best shape possible. This month I will explain in more detail the difference between anaerobic and aerobic conditioning as well as showing you an example of a conditioning program that can be used to suit each individual horse that you ride.

I will start by explaining the difference in anaerobic and aerobic conditioning.
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