• Catie Staszak

Vitalize Gives Training Days, "A Good Gut Feeling"


A sponsor of M&R Equestrian Services' Training Days, Vitalize encourages equestrians to make their New Year's Resolution to win the game against ulcers.


For M&R Equestrian Services' Training Days sponsor Vitalize, January is the month of the hindgut. While ulcer prevention and treatment are often a focus during a busy show season, research shows that gastric ulcers are not the only kind of ulcers horse owners should be concerned with.

  • More than 90% of performance horses suffer from gastric ulcers

  • Up to 60% also are prone to hindgut ulcers.

A gastric ulcer is a lesion on the horse’s stomach lining and is the most common type of ulcer. Hindgut or colonic ulcers, meanwhile, are located further down the digestive tract in the intestines or “colon” of the horse. These ulcers are less commonly studied, but it is known that they are more common in horses that are already suffering from gastric ulcers.


To prevent ulcers in horses, Vitalize recommends:

  • Establish and maintain a consistent feeding schedule

  • While life as a performance horse can be stressful, minimize stress however you can. For example, set up your stall at the horse show as similarly as possible to your horse's stall at home.

  • Feed a preventative supplement.

Vitalize offers:






Vitalize® Alimend®

A natural product that provides 24/7 stomach comfort for your horses. It contains patented and proven ingredients that work with the horse’s biology in a novel way to improve gastric health.






Vitzalize® Equine Digest More® Plus

A pelleted top-dress for horses that contains Amaferm® for increased digestibility, MOS for sequestering pathogens, and biotin and zinc for coat and hoof health.





About Vitalize

Vitalize® by BioZyme® Incorporated is a line of products for horses and dogs that contains BioZyme®’s precision prebiotics to improve digestive health and gut integrity, keeping your animal healthy and performing. We pride ourselves in giving your athlete #agoodgutfeeeling! Learn more about Vitalize at vitalizeeq.com.


Training Days continue through April 2021. Additional information, including weekly course maps, can be found here.


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About M&R Equestrian Services' Training Days

Founded by Olympic veterans Alberto Michan (ISR) and Juan Andrés Rodriguez (GUA), M&R Equestrian Services' Training Days is Wellington, FL's most unique training opportunity. Held weekly from November through April, the Training Days program offers riders of all levels an unprecedented opportunity to school over a full course of show quality jumps, set by FEI course designers. Join the M&R team every Tuesday, as well as Monday nights during the winter circuit, for a fun and affordable show-like experience at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center.


Sponsorship Packages A variety of individualized sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2020-2021 Training Days season. For more information, contact Liz Porath at LizPorath@aol.com.


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