Advice for horses lacking condition after winter months

Top Spec Anna-Welch
Question: My horse is lacking condition after the winter months – can you provide advice on what I need to feed?

 

By Anna Welch, BVSc, BSc, MRCVS. Veterinary Nutritionist, TopSpec.

Most horses do best when fed all the forage that they can eat (i.e. ad-lib). This is a more natural way of feeding than offering large feeds. It usually makes sense to buy good quality hay or haylage because the more nutrients provided by forage, the less hard feed your horse will need. However there are exceptions, such as laminitic horses.

Read more

Prepare your horse to stay in top condition this winter with Saracen Show Improver Pencils

Show Improver Pencils from Saracen
With the onset of autumn imminent, many owners start to worry about keeping condition of their horses. This has been an amazing British summer, which means that the hay we will have for the coming winter will not only be plentiful but first signs are that it will also be good quality. This is great news as feeding plenty of quality forage is essential to keeping the horse’s digestive system in good working order.

Read more

Blue Chip SoundHoof for healthy hooves all year round

Keeping your horse’s hooves healthy is vital at any time of the year, especially with the unpredictability of British weather, which can see prolonged periods of wet weather followed by a dry spell that can cause havoc with hooves.  The best way of ensuring healthy hooves is by feeding a formulation which will guarantee your horse is getting the vital vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed to ensure strong, healthy hoof growth.

Read more