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Improving a Horse’s Topline

If you’re like most horse owners, as soon as you recognize there is a problem with your horse, your mind immediately searches for a solution. You may ask yourself, “how do I fix this?” and, more importantly, “how can I fix this?” The good news is that topline can be improved in a short amount of time. In fact, once a feeding program that provides the correct amino acids in the right balance is implemented (utilizing feeds that include Topline Balance), you may be able to start seeing results in your horse’s topline in as little as a few weeks!

Factors That Quickly Improve Topline

  • Feed the correct product. Products that include Topline Balance are: SafeChoice productsProForce products, and Empower Topline Balance products.
  • Feed the product at the recommended rate: Do the math on the feed tag and figure out exactly how much feed your horse should receive for their bodyweight and work level. Don’t estimate!
  • Next weigh it in a scoop and then ensure it’s fed every day; consistency is key!
  • Ensure others feeding your horse understand the importance of providing the correct daily feed amount.
  • Assess your horse’s topline and body condition monthly or more and adjust within the feed tag directions as needed, remember forage will change cutting to cutting.

Decreases In Topline Condition

It can happen faster than you may think possible. Topline condition, however, can start to deteriorate as quickly as it improves in as little as a few weeks. The absence or inadequate supply of specific amino acids in the diet can lead to muscle atrophy. This is easily noticeable through simple visual observation.

Frequency Of Evaluation

Regularly evaluate your horse’s topline every 30-60 days to monitor and improve their progress and set a maintenance benchmark. We recommend more frequent evaluation for horse owner’s closely monitoring their feeding program in order to affect a change.