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John Wilkinson
Is My Horse Getting Enough Vitamin E?

Is My Horse Getting Enough Vitamin E?

Vitamin E is the #1 antioxidant that horses naturally consume to protect themselves from free radicals and oxidative stress. Horses do not make or synthesize Vitamin E themselves, so it can only be obtained through diet.

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Gut Health Equals Horse Health

Gut Health Equals Horse Health

With so many other things to worry about, gut health might not always be a high-priority issue. But it should be. Gastric ulcers can cause significant discomfort, dramatically impacting performance and potentially triggering significant health issues. Prevention is key, especially among high-risk competition horses.

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John Wilkinson
Vet Approved: "This is the only joint supplement I recommend"

Vet Approved: "This is the only joint supplement I recommend"

Dr. Monty McInturff, DVMOwner, Tennessee Equine Hospital  "About 10 years ago, I was approached by the owner of Equithrive to try his products. I simply said, 'Look, I don’t really support over the counter oral joint therapy. I’m more into injectable forms. I don’t think there is enough research to show that these oral supplements really work.' I was pushing back pretty hard and the owner is like, 'Well, if I gave you some would you try it?' I said sure, so he gave me some and I threw it in the truck. I was at a big hunter jumper...

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Bryce and Toby: Two Teens Take On the World

Bryce and Toby: Two Teens Take On the World

Brad and Mindy Barkemeyer have each enjoyed heaps of success in the western show circuit, and now they are the proud parents of a AQHYA World Champion. 13-year-old Bryce Barkemeyer earned a resounding victory in the Boxing class at the AQHYA Boxing World Championship in Oklahoma City earlier this month, competing on a horse one year his senior, "Toby" (FS Smart Boomer Chic). We caught up with Barkemeyers to learn more about Toby and what it takes to be a world champion.    Q: Well, tell us about Toby. What's his story? Bryce Barkemeyer: Toby had been around our family for a few years...

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