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Ask Ravene: What are the health benefits of taking your horses on a trail ride?

Ask Ravene: What are the health benefits of taking your horses on a trail ride?
Not only will you allow your horse to see many different things in nature. He will feel free and he will feel where he belongs. He wil strech and he will become more comfortable with his suroundings.

He will improve his balance because he isnt walking on a smooth round pen or arena. He will become stronger. He will trust you more. And you will connect on another level.
Hello Ravene, Thank you for your answer :-). I have been reading up on all your products and it is all explained very thoroughly. But can you explain me the difference between the Ravene products and these offered by the Groupe Audevard? As I read from your site Ravene is part of the Audevard Group but the products offert by both are different. Thank you in advance for your feedback.
Hello Berit,

Trail ride is very beneficial for the horse. It keeps him happy and works his cardio and muscles at the same time without him noticing he’s actually working ;) He can discover a new environment, meet little animals, … It avoid boredom that some horses who only work in a sand arena can suffer from. It is very important to vary the horse’s work!
It is also a very good way to develop the muscular structure of the horse : when walking on different types of ground, doing some hill work, your horse will build himself a better physical condition!

After a good trail ride, don’t forget to favour your horse’s recovery with our range “Récupération après l’effort” which include :

-NUTRILYTE : in liquid form, it is a complement you can directly give into the ration, into the water or into your horse mouth thanks to an oral syringe. Its composition in mineral salts is the same as the sweat : the balance is then optimal after an effort during which the horse has been sweating. It provides electrolytes and reduces muscle fatigue. It is palatable, and also contains sodium, which incites the horse to drink. Be careful to always leave water at your horse disposal !

-NUTRILYTE FLASH : Enriched in dandelion and nettles, it also provides electrolytes. It’s an oral syringe and can be given directly into the horse mouth. The format is ideal when you’re in competition, you can give it just after the effort for example, or after a long transport. In your particular case I would recommend to give it right at the end of the cross-country ride and to make sure that your horse has water at his disposal.

-TENDIFLEX+ : It’s an active clay which relieves after the effort. It captures the heat created by the limbs and redistributes it in the ambient air. Its texture without water makes it easy and pleasant to apply. It contains essential oils of aloe vera, tea tree and menthol and is available in two formats: 1,5kg and 3,5kg.

To complete these products in the expert extern care range you can also find KINESYL : a relaxing massage balm you can use before or after the effort to relax and soothe the muscles. The hyper-oxygenated oils combined with the virtues of rosemary and eucalyptus provide a real muscle relaxation.

Have a good ride out :)