Key Elements to Winter Feeding

Feeding your horse this winter
With the night’s drawing in and the days becoming colder we turn our attention to our horse’s winter feeding routine. Colder temperatures will put extra demands on the horse’s metabolism, pasture will have little nutritional value, water buckets will freeze and forage intake will decline as less time is spent grazing, therefore it is important that we reconsider our horse’s diet during this time. Here Words by Llinos Owen MSc, BSc (Hons), Dodson & Horrell Nutritional Advisor and Catherine Rudenko Dodson & Horrell Consultant Nutritionist explain the five key elements to keep in mind while feeding this winter. Read more

AP McCoy Visits an Old Friend

The record breaking jockey Tony (AP) McCoy has had an incredible 20-year career during which he rode more than 4,300 winners!

 

Reigning Champion Jockey for 20 years, AP has now retired after an illustrious career in racing and recently visited his Champion Hurdle winning partner ‘Make a Stand’ at Henrietta Knight’s yard. Make a Stand produced one of AP’s most memorable wins in the 1997 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham where he led all the way, now 25 years old the chestnut gelding lives at Henrietta’s Oxfordshire yard with Edredon Bleu (whom AP won the Queen Mother Champion Chase in 2000).

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Dodson & Horrell Launch Bursary to Support British Equestrian Industry

Dodson and Horrell Bursary
Europe’s leading equine feed manufacturer Dodson & Horrell is pleased to announce the launch of the Dodson & Horrell British Equestrian Bursary that aims to enhance and support the equestrian industry.

Are you a dedicated rider who would benefit from funding towards extra training? Do you know a deserving charity that is need of specialist equipment? Are you or is someone you know embarking on an equestrian course and would like a helping hand? Would you like to recognise your equine physiotherapist or farrier who has gone beyond the norm for your horse? Then make sure you nominate for the bursary.

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Caring for Your Horse during Winter by Alltech

When caring for your horse during winter we all have two main goals, maintaining condition and ensuring their welfare needs are met during the cold weather.

This is the case regardless of whether your horse is stabled or still kept out at grass all year round.

For the grass kept horse the main priority will be to make sure they are provided with adequate forage to replace the grass which will now be non-existent or of poor quality, to enable them to keep warm.

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Feeding and caring for your laminitic

Collie by Dengie

Here at Dengie we’re devoted to feeding and caring for your laminitic.  With seven products independently approved by The Laminitis Trust – our nutritional excellence speaks for itself!

Dengie’s nutritionists have written articles to help better explain the condition, giving you guidance and advice on how to manage and what to feed your horse or pony this laminitis season.

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Star Shines Bright

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Star Shines Bright on TopSpec Stud Balancer

Stud owners, John Ford and Alan Lyons were celebrating recently when their stallion, Wessex Starring Role achieved ‘Life Graded’ status at the Sports Horse Breeding of Great Britain Stallion Grading.

One of only four stallions that made the grade, the West Country stallion is known as ‘Star’ and was highly admired at the grading with his superb condition .

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A Dynamic Dressage Duo

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Warwickshire-based Gareth and Rebecca Hughes have achieved international success over the years, setting the dressage world alight with their consistent performance at top-level.

With the help from Protexin their horses achieve peak fitness and health all year round and they are keen advocates of the benefits probiotics deliver.

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