What is topline and why does it matter?

A horse’s topline — the muscles that support the spine, from neck to hindquarters — plays an important role in how a horse performs, looks and feels. While exercise, saddle fit, genetics and age are most frequently blamed for a poor topline, nutrition actually plays the most critical role. Nutrena® is placing this concept at the forefront of our suite of nutrition solutions, so that your horse can benefit from having the healthiest topline possible.

Topline Balance® is Nutrena's unique approach to topline health. You can find feeds that will support topline health by identifying the Topline Balance® logo on the following feeds: SafeChoice® Horse Feeds, ProForce® Horse Feeds, and Empower® Balance. In addition, specific Progressive® Nutrition products also include the Topline Balance® solution.

After you assess your horse with our evaluation tool, you'll be given a feed recommendation that includes the products listed above. Look for the Topline Balance® logo on packaging to know you’re choosing the right product for healthy topline.

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4 Elements of Topline Health

While saddle fit, exercise and genetics are often discussed when it comes to a horse’s topline, nutrition is the key element to topline health!

In order to fuel, repair, and recover muscle, equine diets must contain the correct amino acid profile, including all 10 of the essential amino acids.

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