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]
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!