All about rest and detox for horses

Detox is a popular term with humans and now also for horses. A fresh start for the body can be a big help. But what exactly does ‘detoxing’ entail? Is it literally just detoxification? Or is there a lot more to it? The answer is yes, there is indeed a lot more to it. After […]

Details make the difference

A minuscule difference – a few hundredths of a second – often means winning or losing in equestrian sport. The difference is in the details. As a top athlete, you are always striving for perfection. Both you and your horse, giving everything at the right moment. In this article, we delve deeper into the specific […]

5 tips to optimally prepare your horse for competition and hot days

The days are getting warmer and competitions are slowly being rolled out again. Happy days ahead! We all know that the past few months have brought all kinds of new challenges. Many of us have had to adapt their horse’s management, varying from winding the training down a bit to 24-7 turnout. We are all […]

Elektrolytes – a hype or a must?

With summer in town it is the perfect time to stress the importance of electrolytes. Some equestrians feed them to their horses daily, while others only feed them in extreme heat or during a strenuous competition. But when do horses need those extra electrolytes, and why? Just like humans, horses sweat to control their body […]

Sport in hot temperatures

It’s summer! Most of us can enjoy the hot weather (as long as it doesn’t get too hot). Horses, however, have a thermoneutral zone different from that of humans, with ideal temperatures falling between -5 and +15 °C. Horses have more muscle mass to keep them warm, and less bare skin to cool them. In […]

The horse in a good condition

Your horse is an athlete and athletes need good condition to deliver top performance. Horses that feel good will perform better, no matter what level you are at. In this issue of Science Sunday in September, learn what you need to know to improve your horse’s condition. A horse’s fitness depends on its physical condition. […]

Regulating your horse’s energy

Working with horses is all about energy. The right energy to navigate the course or perform the test. However, energy can also be a stumbling block. Your horse may be too lethargic, be too “fizzy” at the beginning of training, or not have enough energy to make it through to the end. All these scenarios […]

Sport & Recovery

Without sport there’s no need for recovery and without recovery, you can’t keep doing sport! Sport and recovery are inextricably linked. Every horse is an athlete: from the leisure horse taken on hacks to the top athletes who knock us out with their Olympic-level performances. To become as fit as possible, of course, one needs […]

From Zero to Hero

A healthy, radiant horse with good musculature. Isn’t that what we all want? One of the most common misunderstandings regarding muscle development is that it can only be achieved through training. But did you know that your horse can only build up muscle through good condition and feed containing the right components? Good muscle development […]