Patch, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred, owned by Cassie James from Shropshire, is literally a shining example of how correct feeding can help improve condition to your horse’s coat.
When Cassie bought Patch he had been out of work for around nine months and needed a helping hand to get some bloom in his coat and some added condition.
She added some Mollichaff ShowShine to his regular feed, and the results soon began to show.
Said Cassie: “ShowShine really did what it promised! Patch now looks great and his coat is wonderfully shiny. He has also put on a little weight.”
Throughout the winter, Cassie took Patch to do some Novice level dressage and some 1m show-jumping to help prepare him for his debut at BE100 level eventing this season.
MolliChaff ShowShine is a high-oil chaff for ultimate show condition. It is flavoured with cherry which provides a delicious taste and smell, ensuring it is highly palatable for even the fussiest of eaters.
It is made from the highest quality oat straw that has been chopped and dust extracted, and it is naturally high in fibre.
To give extra bloom to the coat and that added condition required for show horses and ponies, or poor doers, it contains a unique coating which combines high levels of soya oil with low sugar molasses. Limestone is also added to provide additional calcium for healthy growth and stronger bones.
Mollichaff ShowShine will add extra fibre to hard feeds, and can be mixed with concentrates to prolong feeding time and aid digestion by stimulating the production of saliva. The extra fibre helps prevent bolting and reduces boredom while your horse is stabled. It can also be used in place of hard feed if fed alongside an all-purpose vitamin and mineral supplement or feed balancer.
For further information or feeding advice visit www.horsehage.co.uk