Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: A Groom’s Life

Grooms are integral to top equestrian programs around the world. While the riders focus on training and performance, grooms tend to the needs of their charges around the clock. Not only do they make sure the horses are all spiffed up and looking their best, they also ensure the horses are relaxed, happy and healthy whether they are at home, at a show, on a trailer or on an airplane.

“I think [the horses] take security in having the same person caring for them all the time,” said British Eventing Team groom, Siobhan Sharples. “I wouldn’t change it for the world. I absolutely adore what I do. It’s a way of life and a complete passion for me.”

Watch the video to get a closer look at Siobhan’s busy life during an event week.

While we’re on the topic, there were thousands of nominations for the 2018 FEI Best Groom Award but there are only four finalists. Meet the incredible grooms that contributed to the success of the horses and riders they help and cast your vote.

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Vitamin E requirements vary from situation to situation. Multiple research studies have shown that vitamin E is often deficient in the diets of horses that do not have access to continual grazing on fresh green grass, or those grazing on winter pasture. Performance horses with demanding workloads, growing horses and seniors can be exposed to increased levels of oxidative stress and therefore require higher levels of vitamin E in their diets. Studies reveal that horses challenged by neurological disease benefit from natural vitamin E supplementation.

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