As we all know a healthy diet is important for all horses and ponies if in work or otherwise, we are often trying our horses and ponies on different feed types to see what works best for them.
This is the newest addition to our feeds, Alfa-A Oil, it has replaced the HoneyChop during the winter months due to the fact that it is more suited to weight gain and maintaining weight, but still has the benefits of encouraging them to chew a bit more and generally slow down the rate that they consume their feeds.
During winter the water can become very cold and even freeze this can easily put some horses and ponies off drinking as much as they should, to help keep all our equines well hydrated we feed Trident SupaBeet. The beet comes in dried pellets and requires soaking before they can be safely fed. Trident SupaBeet has molasses so can have heating effects on some equines.
We also feed Dodson & Horrell Barley Rings to help with overall conditioning, the barley rings provide a wealth of vitamins to the horses and ponies such as vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin E. Also being a heavily oil based feed they help deliver that extra shine. Dodson & Horrell Barley Rings can be fed soaked, dry or made into a mash by adding warm water (not hot).
We also use Dodson & Horrell Pasture Cubes which are full of vitamins and minerals, quality protein and antioxidants, helping to keep our horses and ponies active. The pasture cubes also contain garlic and mint to make them more pleasant for horse or pony. Dodson & Horrell Pasture Cubes are a flexible feed that are suited to Pony Club ponies through to Event Horses.
After all these feeds have been added together in the appropriate amounts for the horse or pony we add Apples and Carrots.
So there’s what we’re feeding this winter