I mean, it's completely unregulated and as a general rule IF (a big if) the stuff you think you're paying for is even in the bucket, the odds of there being any research whatsoever that said ingredient is even bio-available to the horse in that particular form is something like zero. Don't even get me started on the other vagaries like assuming you have the correct ingredient in the supplement in the correct dose and it is bio-available to the horse, HOW THE HELL DOES IT GET TO THE JOINT? Like. Do horses actually eat glucosamine and then the body is like "hey don't need this here but let's fedex it to the right hock STAT?" Or you know. Does it just get peed out. Because that seems more obvious.
|he's clearly suffering
Cough. So yeah. Not a supplement feeder here.
But I started Courage on cheap ass feedstore magnesium a month or so ago.
And I'm not saying I believe in it.
But he has been turning right pretty reliably and seems less sore through his shoulders and is more more tractable about certain things, which is interesting.
Possibly just correlations. Still interesting.
So tell me. Where do you stand on supplements? What do you feed and why?