NUTRITION: Muscle



Maintaining appropriate muscling is vital to overall health and athleticism. Amino acids, which make up proteins, are the basic building blocks of muscle. Horses must consume at least nine essential amino acids in their diets, and the remainder they can make on their own.


Feeding to build muscle, however, does not mean that we feed excessive protein to horses, attempting to flood their systems with the essentials to maximize muscle building. The daily amount of protein intake recommended by the National Research Council currently is relatively low, a minimum of 10.6% protein in a horse’s daily ration. Quality pasture, hay, and organic concentrated feeds are more than adequate at fulfilling the essential amino acid requirements of the average horse.


When performance demands increase the protein requirement, whether through exercise or reproduction, consider supplementing protein. This can be accomplished with an organic

concentrated feed.

In addition to protein, look for:

  • Omega-3 fatty acids facilitates skeletal muscle repair

  • Vitamin E

  • Yeast fermentates

Pink Rose Organix Equine Boost & Balance is a USDA Certified Organic feed for an

optimized digestive system and healthy hindgut. A delicious, prescriptive blend of organic proteins, oils, and fiber that works with your pasture or hay to boost digestive efficiency and balance the diet. Boost & Balance focuses on hindgut function; driving animal health,

attitude, and positive, cool energy!