After a long ride out in the summer heat, you’re most likely going to grab a Gatorade to refuel, but what about your horse? We all know about the apple-flavored electrolyte paste that you can give your horse, but there’s another way you can boost his electrolytes while giving him a cold and tasty treat. He’ll most likely be nickering every time you bring out the bottle rather than trying to hide in the corner of the stall. 

Tip: Try adding a few scoops of Gatorade powder to his water bucket or even dump a cold bottle into the bucket. If your horse has extra personality, he might just drink it right out of the bottle! 

For more on summer horse care: Protect Your Horse’s Health this Summer

Try putting a few scoops of Gatorade Powder in your horse’s water bucket for a refreshing treat. Photo courtesy of

This isn’t meant to be a replacement for medical care and you should consult your vet on when to give your horse a full dose of electrolytes. But, this is a quick refresher that you can use to reward your horse after a good ride! 

[For more electrolyte options: Best Horse Electrolyte Supplements]

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