Hot and Sweaty Horses – support and supplementation

1st July 2019

We all know horses sweat when worked hard or in stressful situations, but how much do we know about how this effects them physically?

What we do know is that sweating contributes to the loss of vital body salts through the volumes of liquids perspired. To get those vital salts back in the body naturally it takes time and a horse willing to take on liquid to also avoid dehydration.

Once a horse is dehydrated there is reduced fluid content in the blood, making the heart pump faster to compensate, therefore increasing the heart rate. Through this the horses endurance and athletic performance is compensated.
Reduced blood pressure, muscle performance, heart and kidney function are all issues that can be avoided with the simple solution of supplementation. The typical the minerals sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, and magnesium collectively are termed “electrolytes” and these are included in the best electrolyte supplements for horses.

A typical horse would normally be expected to consume about 45-100 litres of water per day depending on its level of work or exercise, the prevailing climate, and its forage intake and Farm & Stable have a range of electrolytes and salt re-placers from just £9.99 ready for dispatch, each of which is designed to help your horse recover the vital mineral salts it needs.


Choosing the one your horse will find palatable has never been easier with our choice. Choose from:

Syrup – highly palatable

TRM Superlyte- Horses lose electrolytes in the ratio of 2 Sodium : 2 Chloride : 1 Potassium. This formulation rapidly replaces electrolytes in the same proportions, in a palatable easy to feed syrup.





Syringe – easy to use, one shot

Horse First Supplements Heavy Sweat Now has been developed to offer a more convenient way to administer an electrolyte when needed ideal for shows and events, can be fed alone or alongside the Heavy Sweat Powder, which is also available from Farm & Stable Supplies.




Extra – added ingredients

Plusvital Electrolyte Plus contains salts in an appropriate balance while also providing anti-oxidant ingredients to support recovery.





Gel – gel consistancy

Equine Products Restore-Lyte is designed to assist with the rapid replacement of ion salts lost through sweating or very hot conditions






Flavoured - Cherry

Electrodex - America's original Cherry formulation electrolyte. A nutritionally balanced, water soluble combination of salts for easy absorption after excessive sweating






Use code W1WC3Z23YCB8 once logged in at the checkout to get 10% OFF any supplements through July with Farm & Stable Supplies.



If your horses are in work hard, under stress whilst travelling or moving make sure you place an order for our electrolytes and salt re-placers today on 01730 815800 or order online