After receiving a bottle of the electrolytes in my monthly ‘my horse box’ I decided to purchase more bottles. Chino is a bugger for not drinking much water for a whole day when we are competing at an ode so I thought the best way to replenish the salts lost would be through added electrolytes.
Unlike many other products, which tell you how much you need to add to feed and you scrabble around trying to find something to measure it out with, these bottles come with the measurements on the side of the bottle so just tip upside down and squeeze until it’s down to the measure- easy! There is a faint aroma but nothing too strong and given my fussy thoroughbred eats his food with it in then it’s clearly not bad!
I took a bottle with me on our horsey holiday (see previous 3 posts! And I’m glad I did as he got the runs- not sure what caused it as he’s usually a good traveller so could have been the rich haylage. Anyway, knowing I had this with me meant I could keep his salts up without worrying to much about him.
Along with the electrolytes order, I purchased some bottles of the ‘resilience’ which is packed with vit c. I intended it to be kept for winter when the horses are stabled for longer and as it’s also good for the respiratory functions, I figured it would also assist Chino who sometimes suffers with a cough when stabled. I again took another bottle with me to Wales as the boys were to be stabled for the week plus with the long travelling, which it is also useful for, I decided to add to their feeds. Again, the measures on the side of the bottle helped and a faint orangey smell. Too soon to tell if it works but at face value I’m impressed.
In order to keep the horses entertained for the time they were stables I bought 5 of the vitamin the blocks. I have each of them a block on the first day and they tucked straight in. Ara finished his after 5 days, Chino after 2 days! I gave him another on day 3 and it had gone within the day! There was just no stopping him!
If it keeps him this entertained then I’ll be buying the others in bulk! Hopefully it’ll stop him being so mardy when he’s stabled in winter!! They fit perfectly in the mini haynet which you have to purchase separately or if not you can put them down loose. I prefer the nets as it makes them work for it! I can’t imagine how quickly it would go without the net! There are 4 varieties so I shall try them all and I suppose depending how quickly they get munched will determine which one is the best!!