Caring for your horse during summer starts from within and ensuring his electrolyte levels are maintained is an important step.
Horses regulate their body temperature by sweating, but not only does this dehydrate him, it causes him to lose precious electrolytes, too.
Electrolytes are salts and minerals – including sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium and magnesium – that are vital for maintaining your horse’s acid-base balance.
Electrolyte supplements can be given in a variety of ways, such as added to feed or diluted in water, to top up and maintain your horse’s electrolyte levels.
TOP TIP – If you opt to give your horse an electrolyte supplement in his water, also provide him with a source of fresh, supplement-free water, too.