Balancing Nutrients


nutrients from grass

You can’t balance his diet perfectly all of the time. Ensuring he absorbs as many nutrients as possible will help make sure he gets what he needs.

I recently listened to a radio program describing the focused delivery system for the Cavendish banana. You know the one – it’s the standard yellow banana you buy in your grocery store. The average North American eats two to three of these delicious fruits each week and never wonders why it’s a tropical fruit that costs about half the price of a locally grown apple. We also tend not to think about what’s in our horses’ grass or hay. We might look at the protein or fat content of his feed, but beyond that, we check for dust and mold and call it a day!

The truth is, even the best hay-grower can’t control the weather, and hay grown in sub-optimal conditions can fall short of top quality when it comes to nutrient value. The best you can do to support your horse under these circumstances is to enable him to access all the nutrients that are available to him.

Supplementing with montmoryllonite clay and diotamacious earth enhances the bio-availability of the nutrients your horse consumes. The clay structure draws out toxins, allowing them to be flushed from the body. Trace minerals act as catalysts for many essential functions in the body, and while they aren’t required in large quantities, their lack can be significantly felt. It’s also important to note that while individual minerals each serve very important functions in your horse’s health, they work together in symphony to create optimal wellness.


Sarah Gwynn Mersereau has been riding since the age of three. She has kept horses at home, and in boarding at various stables, and knows the pros and cons of both. Sarah is a preliminary level eventer, who also swims and runs.
ZenA-min is a unique blend of quality minerals, designed to help horses enhance their performance. They are combined with Canadian kelp, high grade vitamins, enzymes and anti-oxidants. Zenamin.com
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