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Getting a Fit! So after the christmas break why not start getting yourself and your equine partner fit for the coming season? In order to enjoy your riding, training and competing to the full this coming season, it is critical your horse is fit for the level of work he will be doing alongside receiving the correct nutrients to succeed. After the winter period many equines need to develop their...
The autumn is upon us and many of our equine friends are becoming somewhat hairy and fluffy! Though this is natural process for our horses and ponies an excessive coat can stand in the way of undertaking significant exercise, so for many horse owners it is essential to clip their equines in autumn and winter time. So, in our latest blog Scientific Nutritional Products takes a look at the art of...
Spring has finally sprung and after a long, wet winter it is tempted to turn horses out into our spring pastures at the first sight of the sun and the growth of fresh grass. However spring grazing should be introduced slowly to protect the horse's health and ideally delayed until grasses reach 6 to 8” in height to optimise the health and longevity of the pasture. Whether your horse has been sta...
Feeding horses can be considered an art, with much information passed down through generations and a host of research providing nutritional advances. Feeding a mare in foal can be somewhat more challenging as during pregnancy significant changes to the body occur, often resulting in your broodmares nutritional requirements to skyrocket. A broodmares feeding programme should be divided into thre...
As the days start to get longer, many equestrians are getting their horses fit and ready for the 2018 season. Whether your goals are to get your horse up to full fitness after a layoff period, or to achieve competition ambitions in your favourite discipline, now is the time to draw up a plan! Preplanning helps everyone reach their goals and having a staggered process of increasing workload, a...
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