Why feed your horse a Balancer?

Balancers are concentrated pellets providing essential nutrients and high-quality protein that meet the horse’s requirements in a low-calorie format. Feeding a consistent amount of balancer allows you to increase or decrease the calories and fibre that you add, without having to alter the feed completely, depending on the horse’s condition and workload. Here we take a look at Dodson & Horrell’s new range of balancers. Read more

Feeding the fussy horse – Why won’t my horse eat up?

Dodson & Horrell Feed
A sudden loss of appetite in a horse is a concern as horses generally will trickle graze. Even so, horses are sensitive feeders that use their sense of smell and lips to source out and investigate food. They are sensitive to the feel, smell and taste of available forages and concentrated feed, and hence sensitive to change. Here Pauline Smith BHSAI Int. (SM) D&H Nutritionist explains why this happens and what you can do. Read more

Feeding the ex-racehorse

Dodson & Horrell feeding the ex-racehorse
In addition to being one of the oldest domestic horse breeds in the world, thoroughbreds are also one of the most versatile. After a full career in racing, many individuals transition very successfully into other disciplines. Some become top level eventers and showjumpers, some go on to play polo or horseball, and some become very content pasture companions. Nutrition is a particulalry important management consideration when planning for your ex-racehorse’s new lifestyle. Here Dodson & Horrell Veterinarian and Performance Horse Nutritionist, Dr Courtney Miller BS BVetMed MRCVS explains what to consider when feeding the ex-racehorse. Read more

Christmas Wish Lists & 2018 New Year’s Resolutions

As Christmas approaches, we begin to make our Wish Lists and look towards the New Year and those anticipated Resolutions. HorseHage’s sponsored riders, Mary King (event rider), Emily King (event rider), Beverley Brightman (dressage rider), Jeni Gilbert (endurance rider) and Helen West (Event rider/Show jumper and Manager of Bicton Arena) share their here.

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Aubiose Announce Rider Sponsorship for 2015

Biba McCaul

Hemp horse bedding firm Aubiose Ltd have announced the sponsorship of two riders for the first time.

Hampshire based grassroots eventer Nicki Strong and Kent based professional showjumper and producer Biba McCaul will be flying the flag as ambassadors for Aubiose throughout 2015.

Aubiose UK Sales Manager, Sparsholt College graduate Juliette Connor said; “Over the past year sales have been really picking up as more people are experiencing the benefits and spreading the word. Supporting our two chosen riders seemed a great way of giving them a leg up in achieving their equestrian goals this year, as well as helping to raise even more awareness of our product.

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