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Why Electrolytes are an essential part of Kit

May 23, 2020

Electrolytes with MSM & Vitamins  should be an essential part of your equine kit; crucial for your horse's recovery after hard exercise. The action of sweating allows the horse to reduce their body temperature as the sweat is absorbed by the atmosphere, cooling the body. However as equine sweat is isotonic the sweat contains salts, known as minerals, including sodium, potassium, magnesium a...

Time for Clipping

Nov 22, 2019

After some unseasonably mild wet weather this autumn the temperature has finally dropped somewhat, and with winter on the near horizon many of our horses and ponies are sporting hairy, fluffy coats! This natural process of laying down a thicker coat can stand in the way of undertaking significant exercise, so for many horse owners it is essential to clip their equines at this time of year. The...

Limiting Laminitis!

May 25, 2018

Spring and good weather are finally upon us bringing a combination of sunshine and rain creating lush grazing. Though quite delightful to our horses the ingestion of this rich grass is commonly associated with increasing the risk of laminitis.  The word laminitis strikes fear into the heart of any horse owner as the all too common condition leads to debilitating welfare problems and acute lamen...

Feeding the Broodmare

Apr 03, 2018

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...

Turn Down the Heat; Feeding the Competition Horse

Jul 04, 2014

The competing horse is an athlete requiring specialist management and optimum nutrition. But feeding the ‘fizzy’ or excitable competition equine can be considerably more challenging, and many owners struggle with how to offer the essential nutrients their horse needs but avoid creating a ‘hot’ temperament. Every horse owner will be able to tell you about an occasion when they have experienced ...

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