If you read our series about using SUCCEED to help avoid winter weight loss, you know that SUCCEED supports healthy nutrient absorption, which can help in getting your horse to, and maintaining, a healthy weight. But since we have so many testimonials about using SUCCEED to help horses address weight issues, you may be wondering if you can use SUCCEED to help an overweight horse lose weight.
When combined with the correct diet, SUCCEED can be a crucial part of a healthy weight program.
In addition to supporting your horse’s digestive-system health and overall condition, SUCCEED can plays a more active role in weight loss. Here’s why SUCCEED is an important factor in diet programs and how you can use it to help your horse:
Feeding SUCCEED Ensures Better Nutrient Absorption
You probably know that SUCCEED helps your horse optimize the nutrients from the feed your horse ingests. The key ingredient at work here is the specially processed oat oil in SUCCEED. The polar lipids, found in high concentration in our oat oil, serve as a delivery vehicle for other nutrients, including fat-soluble vitamins (A, K, D and E). By increasing the digestive tract’s ability to absorb more of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in feed, those nutrients can reach the blood stream, where they are utilized by horse’s body for better health and energy.
Better Nutrient Absorption Equals Less Grain
Because the ingredients in SUCCEED enhance nutrient absorption, it’s possible to cut back on (or eliminate entirely) the high-fat, high-calorie feed you may rely on to provide nutrition or energy. Horses aren’t designed to eat processed feed, so by cutting back on concentrates and relying on SUCCEED to enhance the vitamins and minerals found in natural roughage like hay and grass, your horse will be healthier and happier. He’ll also get the same benefits, minus the hind-gut issues and extra calories from sweet feeds and processed feeds.
Less Grain Equals Weight Loss
Some riders worry that decreasing hard feed means a decreased training schedule, too. With SUCCEED working to get the most out of the roughage your horse is naturally engineered to eat, he’ll get all of the vitamins and minerals he needs to perform — without starchy, sugary hard feeds that just add calories.
Using SUCCEED To Rediscover A Happy, Healthy Horse
By feeding SUCCEED once a day and following a roughage-based diet that is optimal for hind-gut health, you can help your horse get back on track to health, including a healthy weight. Subscribe to our blog and take the SUCCEED Challenge to see first-hand what SUCCEED can do for your horse, whether he’s overwight or an easy keeper.