Keeping Your Horse’s Electrolytes in Balance

The Last Ride Arizona discusses the importance of Balancing Your Horse’s Electrolytes

Electrolytes are essential minerals found in the blood and other body fluids that carry an electric charge. Since they affect hydration and blood pH, they play an important part in a number of body processes. Among these are muscle contraction and nerve conduction. While there are a number of different minerals that are considered to be electrolytes, the ones that are of the greatest importance for horses are sodium, chloride and potassium, all of which are lost in sweat. So, how can you be sure your horse has enough electrolytes and how can you best prepare your horse when you know there is an upcoming event that will likely lead to the loss of electrolytes? Read More