Horses are being nutritionally starved! We would like to say no, but it is probably truer than we think, unless we are supplementing their diet.
Think about this, especially this time of the year, horses are only getting what we throw over the fence to them. Some are lucky enough to get a little variety of grasses in their hay (crested wheat, brome, orchard, alfalfa). The luckier ones might get some oats as well. But is that really enough? It is, if you just want them to survive, but we all love our horses and want the best for them, so why don’t we give them the nutrition to THRIVE!
This is the way that we look at it, if you and a buddy go to a buffet together 3 times a day for 7 days straight, we guarantee that your plates will never look exactly the same. One morning you may want oatmeal, the next eggs. For lunch, you might want a salad, while the next you get crazy and get quinoa and chicken. You see, this happens because your body is yearning for variety to fulfill you nutritionally.
The same goes for our horses. If they only get 1-5 different foods, their bodies are definitely nutritionally starved. And as much blood, sweat, and tears we put into our horses, we need to try and fulfill as many of their needs as we can.
Silver Lining Herbs #10 Maintenance could be thought of the glue to their well-being. It has 14 different herbs in it (14!) That just tripled the amount of variety they are getting in their diets! And all 14 of these herbs are packed with awesome vitamins, minerals, enzymes….the list goes on. It has Slippery elm for the digestive system (that’s important in the winter), uva ursi for the kidneys (that’s good when giving more alfalfa), oregon grape for the blood (when isn’t that important), flax, catnip, psyllium…they are all great!
You can see why we think of the #10 Maintenance as the glue for our horses’ well-being, and we hope you look at it the same way, because if you aren’t giving it, they aren’t getting it.