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.

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Monaco Prince Transformed by Mollichaff

Monaco Prince (Monny) Jumping.after using Mollichaff Condition
Mollichaff is well-known for high fibre chaffs but the range also features three specialist complete fibre feeds which need no further supplementation other than good quality forage.

Monaco Prince –after Mollichaff Condition
Monaco Prince –after using Mollichaff Condition

Included in this range of three specialist complete fibre feeds is Mollichaff Condition – a feed which does exactly what it says – it encourages weight gain and condition in all types of horses and ponies.

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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.

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