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Rapid energy boost & recovery supplements for performance

The weather is improving, competitions are back in full swing, and horses and ponies are reaching peak fitness in hope of success for the season ahead!  Whether you are preparing an eventer or a show pony, consideration for optimising performance on competition days and aiding recovery will be key to a long and sustained season.

Maintaining a balanced and consistent feeding routine is vital on the run up to a competition. There are, however, horses that will benefit from a little extra support on the day of the event. These horses may be ones that travel poorly to the event, depleting energy stores before the day has begun, or horses that are required to enter the ring multiple times in one day or in one weekend. Naturally laid-back horses that need a little more ‘zing’ can also benefit from additional supplementation on the day of competition.

Pre-Fuel Gel is an energy-boosting gel that, when given 1-2 hours prior to competition, will support your horse with hydrolysed protein, antioxidants, and key vitamins and minerals to provide rapid energy and amino acids to sustain athletic performance.

The quality amino acids in Pre-Fuel Gel will also work to support muscle recovery post-exercise, helping your horse bounce back from competition. To further support recovery, it will be necessary to restore your horse’s depleted electrolyte stores post-competition. During exercise your horse will have likely produced a large amount of sweat, losing substantial volumes of fluid and electrolytes in the process of cooling down and maintaining its body temperature. The time it takes to rehydrate your horse and to replenish the electrolytes lost through sweating will have a direct impact on your horse’s recovery time.

If you feel your horse is slow to recover after hard work and losses his enthusiasm to perform for several days following competition, consider evaluating his electrolyte intake. Ensure your horses baseline electrolyte stores are in check with an everyday electrolyte supplement such as Re-Fuel Liquid. This palatable liquid electrolyte and B-vitamin supplement supports optimum salt levels while also aiding energy production and appetite.

Re-Fuel is also available in a gel format, a useful supplement to have in the horse box after a long day at a show. Along with key electrolytes, it also contains B-vitamins to promote appetite, and antioxidants to target muscle repair. This is a must-have recovery supplement for horses that are slow to come back to themselves after racing or competition, horses competing at multiple day events, and horses that suffer with reduced appetites following hard work. Re-Fuel Gel is available in a convenient syringe form so it can be administered with minimal fuss once your horse has been offered drinking water and has fully cooled down.

Used in combination, Pre-Fuel Gel can help to give your horse that instant energy boost he needs prior to competition and Re-Fuel Liquid & Gel will help him to recover quicker after the event so that he’ll be back out competing in no time.

If you would like to know more about these products get in touch with our nutrition team today!

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