Weight Gain For Horses

If you’ve ever had an underweight horse, you’ve probably found yourself a little jealous of those easy-keeper horses that just look at food and gain weight. Some horses are just picky eaters. Others are notorious hard-keepers that burn up everything they eat faster than you can get it in them.

The simple reality is that a horse’s healthy weight is a direct reflection of its digestive health. Maintaining a healthy weight starts with ensuring your horse is getting the nutrients it needs from its feed. No matter what the reason, a healthy GI tract that operates properly is imperative for encouraging weight gain for horses.


Digestive Health Affects on Horse’s Weight

Often, the first method used to encourage weight gain for horses is increasing feed – especially grains. But a diet too high in these starchy grains upsets the natural digestive balance of a horse’s gut. At best the extra grain makes him too hot too handle or too uncomfortable to perform and act his best. At worst, it can affect the horse’s digestive balance which, in turn, can affect the horse’s digestive health.

Weight Gain for Horses by Improving Digestive Health

The best way to help an underweight horse pack on much-needed pounds is to make sure that its digestive tract is totally healthy. When the stomach, intestines, and hindgut are working their best, your horse will get the most out of its food. And when it feels better it will eat better too.

SUCCEED, a once-daily feed supplement, can help improve your horse’s digestive health so that he puts on that needed weight. Its benefits include:

Oat Oil (polar lipids)


The oat oil in SUCCEED is rich in Polar Lipids, fat molecules that can help strengthen intestinal tissue in the gut and provide a conduit for getting nutrients into the bloodstream.

Oat Flour



Oat flour is rich in Beta glucan, which helps moderate transit time in digestion. This allows for more efficient digestion in the small intestines and for moderating sugar in the bloodstream.

Irradiated Dried Yeast



Irradiated dried yeast contains two extracts of yeast that support a healthy hindgut and natural immunity in horses and also encourage the growth of intestinal villi.




L-Glutamine is an amino acid that provides fuel to muscles. It also supports the immune cells in the horse’s intestinal mucosa (the lining of the gut).




L-Threonine is an essential amino acid, supports the production of mucin, necessary for the production of mucus that lubricates the GI tract lining.

SUCCEED Veterinary Formula includes all the same beneficial ingredients as original SUCCEED, plus additional nutrients for superior support of the healthy structure and function of the equine digestive tract. It comes backed by the SUCCEED Healthy Gut Commitment.

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