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Exercise Q & A

3 horse riders in grass

Q: I’ve increased my horse’s exercise program to help strengthen his topline, but it doesn’t seem to be working!

A: While exercise will condition and train existing muscles, it can only help build a topline if the nutritional building blocks of muscle are available in the diet. If you work a horse hard and don’t provide the right diet, they can lose muscle quality.

One suggestion to help with this issue is to combine a feed that contains guaranteed levels of the right amino acids (fed at the right amounts per the feed tag) with a healthy exercise program for best topline results.