Owners often struggle to reduce weight in these horses and ponies, even during periods of sparse grass or reduced feeding. While a trip to the ‘Jenny Craig’ paddock is a popular way to begin weight loss, it may not be successful if the horse or pony is an ‘easy-keeper’.
TRIM can be used before the horse is at risk of laminitis or founder, but it can also quickly soften and reduce cresty necks and tail butt fat which are the common signs that body condition of a horse or pony is above the healthy range.
Our Concept for TRIM
TRIM is the result of 4 years of field trials and research by Kohnke’s Own and contains nutrients which are often low or inadequate in the diets of horses and ponies on restricted rations.
TRIM is not like other weight management supplements! Many of which act on the hindgut digestive system, to suppress growth of hindgut bacteria or provide an artificial buffer to modify acid balance.
In contrast, TRIM contains specific nutrients which have roles in ‘burning’ fat and sugar more effectively from dietary sources. TRIM is especially useful to strip off cresty necks and abnormal fatty deposits, naturally reducing the risk of laminitis through effective weight management.
TRIM is scientifically formulated and tested over many years of field trials to help horses manage their weight.
TRIM contains selected nutrients balanced to very specific levels for optimum metabolism in horses and ponies. TRIM supplies trace-minerals and vitamins often lacking in rations fed to overweight horses, including magnesium, vitamin C, chromium and choline. These nutrients are included in highly active forms for the best absorption and utilisation, such as protein chelated chromium and quality vitamin C from ascorbates.
TRIM is a pelleted supplement with palatable vanilla flavouring which mixes well into all types of feeds or small chaff portions (wet or dry).Supplementation Guidelines
Each level scoopful of TRIM provides 20 grams.
Provide one dose of TRIM each morning and night for the initial 1-2 weeks, then reduce to one dose per day until optimum body weight is reached.
Long term management at one dose per day may be provided for horses or ponies to help maintain a trim condition.
It is recommended that the dosage rate be reduced to relative to the horse’s body weight as weight loss progresses, following the guidelines below.
Initial Supplementation Rate for 10 – 14 days
Horses: 30 g morning and evening (60 g total)
Galloways: 20 g morning and evening (40 g total)
Miniatures and Ponies:10 g morning and evening (20 g total)
Normal and Maintenance Supplementation
Horses: 20 g daily
Galloways: 15 g daily
Miniatures and Ponies: 10 g daily.