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Rule #5, Adequate and balanced vitamins and minerals are essential for muscular development, repair and function.• Exercise: You can pump the horse full of all the calories and protein you like without improving muscle mass if the horse is not being exercised. “Use it or lose it” definitely applies to muscle tissue. Even the muscle wasting in older horses (unless related to disease) can be largely prevented and even reversed with regular exercise. Rule #6, Regular exercise with proper nutritional support builds muscles.• Fat vs. muscle: Your horse has

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