Racing Preparation for a Young Horse - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

All young horses beginning work need to have their structure protected as a first priority (ligaments and bones) as well as their kidneys and adrenals, the physical and metabolic/nervous system stresses associated with breaking and racing training show up in these areas first. This can be the beginning of ongoing problems that often ultimately cost the young horse their racing career.

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Our Tendon and Bone healing formulation is well worth using as a routine up through the first preparation and racing campaign. This offers insurance against the development of structural problems. This supplement does not swab and may be given every day including race days.

In the areas of kidneys and adrenals, I recommend giving no salt supplements and giving instead two daily doses of rosehip tea made up and used to dampen down feed.

Stress and the abuse of electrolytes and salt are the two primary reasons horses suffer from tying up and ultimately kidney and adrenal problems.

These two simple and inexpensive practices with all new young horses improve their viability many times over.

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