As you might expect, Triple Crown Nutrition and the legendary racing event have a few things in common. They both deal with horses, and they both consist of three elements. For the feed company, those three components include premium ingredients, revolutionary formulations, and their EquiMix® technology. Those, and the company’s love of senior horses, are why Triple Crown is one of the products we love at Coastal.
By definition, a senior horse is one that is 15 years or older. With horses today living up to 30 or even 40 years, that might seem a bit young to be classified as a senior. However, older horses need special care and nutrients to age gracefully and live a long and happy life.
Caring for a Senior Horse
The folks at Triple Crown gave us some insight into what the owner of a senior horse can do to improve the lives of their equine, which includes a well-balanced diet. Other things to watch include the following
Talk to your vet often. Make sure your horse is up to date on their vaccinations and overall care.
Check their teeth regularly. Look for hooks, waves, cracks, or other issues. If your horse has teeth problems that keep them from chewing hay, use alternative sources (chopped hay, cubes, senior feeds).
Provide adequate shelter. Especially during cold and wet weather.
Evaluate their body condition often. On a scale of 1-9 (1=poor, 9=extremely fat), try to keep them at a 5 (Moderate).
Feed forage and appropriate nutrients every day. Forage should be 2% of their body weight. Add appropriate feeds as needed for nutrients and calories.
The Triple Crown Difference
The folks at Triple Crown are proud of their feed, which can help put weight on senior horses and provide proper nutrition. If you have a question about senior horse health, their experts are available along with a host of frequently asked questions at the company’s website.
Coastal Carries Triple Crown
Proper feed, supplements, and forage sources are essential for senior horses. That’s why we carry the full line of Triple Crown feed at your Northwest owned and operated Coastal. While you’re at the store, check out the aisles of tack, saddles, and everything else you, your horse, and the country needs.