Feeding Method

Horse health practitioners, podiotherapists and hoof trimmers recommend Elektra Magnesium Chloride Flakes supplement in horse feeds to balance diet and address magnesium deficiency symptoms. Impressive results have been achieved using this magnesium chloride feeding method, including a calmer and easier to manage horse.  If you have had issues with a grumpy cantankerous horse and are not sure why, then it could very well be due to a magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is an anti-inflammatory mineral and also helps to dissipate pain and swelling.

Magnesium helps horses with:

  • muscle relaxation;
  • recovery from over-work;
  • focus and performance;
  • calmness and confidence;
  • better digestion;
  • building healthier and better-formed hoofs;
  • improved posture and structural balance.

How much does my horse need?

How much your horse needs depends on the individual horse; their environment, diet, stress levels and genes.  However on average, one 9kg bucket of magnesium flakes usually lasts one horse about 5 months. See articles and videos below for instructions and recommendations.  If you need a consultation with professional horse therapists who have worked with this feeding method since 2009, and who also may be able to help with other aspects of diet such as acidosis and toxic exposures, click here.

ARTICLES – click to download pdf files and print out:

Magnesium for Horses UPDATE by Pauline Moore Nov 2014 (www.gravelproofhoof.org)

Magnesium Chloride Feeding Method – Notes by Deborah Beanstead (podiotherapist)

The Importance of Food Grade Magnesium Chloride Hexahydrate

Trace Mineral Analysis – Elektra Magnesium Chloride Flakes (food grade)

Trial of Transdermal Application of MgCl with Horses

Stress and Horse Health

Feeding Method
Jeane Dekter – ‘Barefoot Forward’ Facebook page