I live close to the Del Mar Racetrack, one of the biggest horseracing facilities in the country, where “the turf meets the surf.”
A week before the start of the race season, a good friend of mine took me down to the track to visit the owner of a prized racehorse.
The owner told me how he had made a science of the exact nutritional value in every bite that horse ate—what was perfect for its digestion, energy, and dental care. He explained how he had only the best licensed veterinarian check the horse thoroughly each week, how he exercised the horse twice daily, how he made sure the horse had the appropriate social interaction with other horses to keep his spirit up.
He emphasized how the horse’s comfort, needs, and health were in need of constant attention to ensure it was happy and able to perform at its best.
I was impressed with this man’s nutritional acumen, attentiveness, and discipline … until the trainer walked in with his lunch. read more »
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