Promoting Joint Health and Muscle Recovery During Training

There are a number of key nutrients that are known to be associated with joint and muscle health:

  • Zinc and copper – important in bone and cartilage health;
  • Glucosamine and chondroitin – may prevent cartilage degradation;
  • Amino acids – important in protein synthesis;
  • MSM – may reduce exercise induced oxidative stress.

However, it is complete dietary balance that ensures optimal health and wellbeing.

Our feeding programs focus on three key aspects of equine nutrition:

  • The provision of fibre;
  • The supply of high-quality nutrients to promote optimal health and performance; and
  • The provision of suitable energy feeds according to the horse’s workload, body condition and energy requirement.

Example ration:


Suitable roughage sources might include lucerne/oaten chaff, and lucerne/meadow/rhodes hay.



NourishEQ® PLUS is a high-quality protein meal-based balancer pellet that supplies a blend of over 25 vitamins and bone strengthening minerals (including organic trace minerals) in addition to antioxidants, a published dose of a pre- and probiotic, and a concentrated level of biotin. This product also supplies a concentrated dose of glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM for joint and cartilage health and muscle recovery. 



Additional highly digestible feed sources of choice may then be added such as high-fibre products or a suitable commercial mix may be used according to workload and body condition.


The feeding program is designed to offer the horse:


  • Long-lasting energy
  • Digestive health
  • Muscle recovery
  • Joint support
  • Overall wellbeing
Gordon Pratt and Widderstein Safaiya


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