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Treats for your horse: the good and the bad!
Nov23

Treats for your horse: the good and the bad!

Clare Barfoot – SPILLERS® Everybody loves to give their horse an extra treat. We happily tuck in to a bar of chocolate here and a packet of crisps there, so why shouldn’t our horses have an occasional something special as well? However, although your horse might thank you for the occasional healthy snack, inappropriate treats could be very unwise. Here’s why. The digestion question Horses are trickle feeders and in the wild they...

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New Equerry Cool Cubes and Mix
Nov11

New Equerry Cool Cubes and Mix

NEW Equerry Cool Cubes and Mix are ideal for horses and ponies in light work. ‘Non-Heating’ the cubes and mix are a low energy, high fibre formula and are suitable for horses and ponies that tend to be sharp or fizzy. Both contain low levels of sugar and starch and include added vitamins and minerals including magnesium. The Equerry range of top-quality horse feeds contains something for every horse or pony, whether you are feeding...

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Know the Quality of your Hay
Nov08

Know the Quality of your Hay

Hay is undoubtedly the ideal forage for horses. Here the experts at HAYGAIN hay steamers share their advice on purchasing hay, taking into consideration the quality of the hay and how to store it correctly to retain its nutritional content throughout the year. The quality of hay depends on the value of the crop, determined by the weather and maintenance of the grass before harvest. Once cut, the grass must be given sufficient time to...

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Feeding treats
Nov06

Feeding treats

As horse owners, we all use treats from time to time to reward, bribe or distract our horses – particularly if there is an unpleasant or difficult task involved. However, many treats can be high in calories and offer little nutritional value, but don’t panic, not all treats are bad! Mini Horslyx offers a unique and highly palatable lick, containing a three-day supply of high specification vitamins and minerals to help keep horse and...

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Joint care? Get half as much again with T.E.N.
Nov04

Joint care? Get half as much again with T.E.N.

T.E.N. Supplements team is bending it your way this autumn with a fabulous deal on T.E.N. Joints. From the 10th – 16th November inclusive, you can buy any supplement from the Joints range and get a second tub half price. Now that the cold weather is setting in and your horse may be spending longer in the stable,considering the use of a good joint supplement on a daily basis is very worthwhile. T.E.N. Nutritionist Sally Scott...

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Managing Autumn Laminitis
Oct15

Managing Autumn Laminitis

It is commonly thought that laminitis mainly occurs in the spring time with the ‘new’ or ‘spring’ grass coming through. This however is not the case and autumn can see just as many cases of this crippling disease. In fact more cases are admitted to the Laminitis Clinic in September than any other month. Grass in autumn is basically ‘coming back to life’ as it does in spring, having been dormant over the hotter months of summer. Warm...

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