Horse Quencher is a new product to Ireland having been a huge success in the US and UK – across all equestrian disciplines and levels.
Horse Quencher is an all-natural product that will get your horse drinking immediately.
Created by an avid rider who had trouble getting her favourite mare to drink while travelling, Horse Quencher was embraced by many of the US and Canadian Event Team members and accompanied them to Hong Kong for the Beijing Olympics in 2008 to help curtail expected hydration issues during the Games.
Hydration is important for optimal health and performance – yet stress from travelling and competition, changes in weather, and illness are a few of the reasons horses will reduce their water intake, putting their health at risk.
Dehydration can result in muscle damage, reduced kidney function, laminitis, colic, even death, or can simply cause a competitive horse to perform less brilliantly. Horse Quencher is a proven solution.
If you’re interested in dehydration prevention or health and performance enhancement, then Horse Quencher has a place in your horse’s daily and competition regime. Horse Quencher is a FEI-safe product that looks like muesli and when you put a handful into a bucket of water, it gets horses drinking immediately. Part of the product floats on the top of the water to get the horse interested, and the rest flavours the water, while the heavier grains sink to the bottom and that’s what makes the horse drink and lick the bucket clean. Horse Quencher is not an electrolyte. It is a hydration product to get the horse to drink right away, to get him hydrated.
Gina Miles – American event rider and Olympic Silver Medallist – is an advocate. “Whenever I travel with my horses, I worry they won’t drink enough; with Horse Quencher, my top horse McKinlaigh drank like a champ on the long flights to the Olympics.”
Horse Quencher is also a ‘must have’ for Alice Pearson, GB Junior and Young Rider Eventing Squad Member. She says: “Horse Quencher is by far the best product I have ever used. To be able to prove ‘you can take a horse to water but you can’t make it drink’ wrong is quite exceptional. Horse Quencher has made worrying about my horses drinking a thing of the past. Since I have used Horse Quencher there is no fuss with drinking now, and this makes me very pleased as dehydration can cause loss of performance, quite apart from being bad for health. Horse Quencher is such a handy product, it’s so easy to use, and can be carried anywhere.”
Horses involved in strenuous activities benefit from Horse Quencher since high-stress performances deplete water reserves very quickly and if not replaced, these can rapidly lead to serious health and performance-hindering issues. Horse Quencher has been shown to negate the negative impact of not being properly hydrated on performance. It is a natural fit for equine athletes of every sport and level and a ‘must-have’ for casual and professional riders for convincing their fussy friends to drink.
As the saying infers, getting a horse to consume the appropriate amount of water can be difficult. Horse Quencher entices your horse to drink – it is irresistible, even to the fussiest horse! A wise use of Horse Quencher could also benefit horses with various health problems including colonic impactions where one of the classic problems is their refusal to drink. Horses in high-stress situations, such as frequent travelling, showing, or racing, and horses which are eating poorly (for example, those recovering from surgery or illness), also can benefit from Horse Quencher. An ever-increasing number of vets are recommending Horse Quencher for all manner of issues which predominantly all emanate from the need to keep horses hydrated and drinking regularly, especially those that have been through the trauma of operations. Also, many dehydration signs in horses are sub clinical (not obvious), so horse owners need to err on the side of prevention is better than cure.
Horses are particular about the water they drink, and may not drink water they’re not used to, says David Scott, senior practitioner of Isle Veterinary Group. As a veterinary surgeon and rider I usually find that this is when their fluid needs are at their highest. For years, horse owners have tried numerous tricks to get their horses to drink, adding apple juice, molasses or other treats to the water. Horse Quencher, he said, has been a hit with most horses he’s given it to.
Available in 4 flavours: apple, mint, butterscotch and root beer, Horse Quencher comes in handy individual sachets, travel-size tubs, and larger tubs for bigger yards. At £3 a sachet and £1 a tub measure, Horse Quencher is inexpensive ‘health insurance’ to have to hand for when you need your horse to drink. It’s a lot cheaper than a vet bill for colic and a lot easier to carry than gallons of home water.
Just add Horse Quencher to a bucket of water — and give your horse that healthy head start.
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