What are minerals?
Minerals, along with vitamins, proteins, fibres, fats, starch or water, are fuel for horses. Minerals are divided into two large families: macro-elements (calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and sulphur), found in large quantities in the body, and trace elements (iron, copper, zinc, manganese, cobalt, selenium and iodine), found in much smaller quantities, but just as important. At least 12 vitamins can be added to this: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B-group vitamins. Assimilated by the body, they are all involved in the essential functions of both humans and horses. Each of them plays a specific role and is involved in various metabolisms. They stimulate the immune system, are involved in muscle, cardiac and digestive functions, promote growth, etc.