How Are Owners Are Contributing To Equine Obesity?

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How Are Owners Are Contributing To Equine Obesity? Equine obesity is now considered an equine welfare crisis by many leading animal charities in the UK. With the rise of equine obesity across a nation of horse-lovers, why are with facing an equine obesity problem? The Dangers of Obesity in Horses With one study finding that less than 1% of horse…...

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Healthy Horse Treats

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Healthy Horse Treats Healthy horse treats your horse will love! Discover our top pick of healthy horse treats, which are both delicious and nutritious. Including leading products such as Baileys horse treats and Likit horse treats, we give you a ingredient breakdown and the benefits each treat boasts! Healthy Horse Treats Baileys Tasty Treats 5kg Baileys Tasty Treats are an…...

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Soaking Vs Steaming Hay: Improving Respiratory Health

Soaking Vs Steaming Hay: Improving Respiratory Health Soaking vs steaming hay…which is better? When trying to improve our horse’s respiratory health and condition, improving air quality is a must. Soaking or steaming hay has become common practice in order to alleviate respiratory symptoms. But, why does treating our forage in this way help our horse’s breathing, and which method is…...

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Horse Respiratory Supplements – Treats Edition

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Horse Respiratory Supplements – Treats Edition Horse respiratory supplements but disguised as treats, for the fussy feeders on the yard! Supporting airway and reducing mucus production, theses horse respiratory supplements are a win-win as a performance essential, as well as getting on our horse’s good side! Horse Respiratory Treats   Horslyx Mini Respiratory Horse Lick Horselyx Mini Respiratory Horse Lick…...

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What To Feed Horses In Winter

What To Feed Horses In Winter What to feed horses in winter can depend on many factors. However, feeding horses in winter, to keep them in the best possible condition, can be difficult as the weather becomes colder, especially if we have a picky horse or one with a poor appetite. Dependant on age, breed and workload, horses naturally tend…...

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Veteran Horse Health During Winter

Veteran Horse Health During Winter Veteran horse health during winter is a balancing act! For veteran horse or pony, winter can be tough and present owners with a challenge to ensure that they come through into spring in good condition. Horses and particularly ponies can live active lives well into their twenties and beyond, defying the age bracket where traditionally we…...

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Joint Supplements For Older Horses

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Joint Supplements For Older Horses Joint supplements for older horses are essential to maintain good musculoskeletal health throughout work and retirement. Ensuring condition is maintained in the structures involved with movement and motion is imperative to longevity and health. So, this raises the question: What should we be looking for in our chosen joint supplements for the older horse? Why……...

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New Pure Feed Graze Launched in Time for Winter

New Pure Feed Graze Launched in Time for Winter New for AW20, Pure Feed Graze is the latest product to join the existing line of high quality, molasses free horse feeds from the Pure Feed Company. Pure Feed Graze is a high fibre, low sugar and starch hay replacer. Available in a super convenient, quick soaking, micro-pellet format to create……...

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From Field to Feed – Only the Best for British Horse Feed

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From Field to Feed – Only the Best for British Horse Feeds **sponsored content** British Horse Feeds, makers of Speedi-Beet and Fibre-Beet, only source the best British-grown beet to create these amazing super fibre products. Here, the company tells us why they use British beet, how the beet is processed and discuss the sustainability of the practice. Let’s start at……...

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Correct Feeding for Weight Management

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Correct Feeding for Weight Management Correct feeding for weight management in horses can be tricky. The right condition is essential for health and well-being, therefore it is vital to undertake correct feeding for a healthy horse weight. So, Lisa Elliott, MSc – Nutritionist at Castle Horse Feeds,  has broke down some essential guidelines to help your horse achieve and maintain a…...

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Feeding Your Horse For Healthy Weight Loss

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Feeding Your Horse For Healthy Weight Loss Feeding your horse for healthy weight loss can be hard, with your chosen regime needing to be rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre. Your chosen diet also needs keep your horse’s stomach full, as well as being low on calories! However, we think we may have found a delicious solution…Sugar Beet! How Does…...

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How Does Gut Health Affect Your Horse’s Weight?

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How Does Gut Health Affect Your Horse’s Weight? How does gut health affect your horse’s weight? Gut health can have a huge impact on your horse’s weight and their ability to gain, lose and maintain muscle and fat. Therefore, microbial imbalances in equine gastrointestinal (GI) tract can also have a massive impact on horse’s ability to perform and develop. But…...

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Horse Weight Tape – A Grooming Kit Essential

Horse Weight Tape – A Grooming Kit Essential A horse weight tape is a grooming kit essential, especially with the rise of equine obesity in the UK. But what is it, how do we use it and why do we all need one? What Is It? A horse weight tape is essentially a large measuring tape, designed to estimate the…...

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One Simple Technique To Help A Horse With Breathing Problems

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One Simple Technique To Help A Horse With Breathing Problems Help a horse with breathing problems or just improving respiratory health and condition, this simple change could reduce winter coughing bouts and help to improve performance. Amidst a flair up of respiratory symptoms, such as coughing and nasal discharge, it’s often easy to turn to supplements to alleviate the problem.…...

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Trick Or Treat?: Treats You Should and Shouldn’t Feed To Your Horse

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Trick Or Treat?: Treats You Should and Shouldn’t Feed To Your Horse “Trick or Treat!” Here are the treats you should and shouldn’t feed to your horse. With everyone having a different idea of what your horse should be eating, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction! So, we’ve put together a quick guide to treats your horse can…...

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How To Introduce New Hay To Horses

How To Introduce New Hay To Horses Discover how to introduce new hay to horses. Whether you are switching from pasture to the stable, or changing hay suppliers, here is how to introduce new hay to horses. This will keep their gut health happy and healthy during changes of feed. As children, many horse owners attended Pony Club to grasp…...

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Essential Weight Control Tips For Field-Kept Horses

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Essential Weight Control Tips For Field-Kept Horses Here’s our essential weight control tips for field-kept horses. Although turn-out is extremely important in a horse’s regime, struggling to control how much they eat whilst they are out can be problematic. Over-grazing can cause weight gain and a predisposition to laminitis, with owner’s often deciding the stable their horse to prevent these……...

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5 Ways To Prevent Laminitis

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5 Ways To Prevent Laminitis Prevent laminitis with these five steps! With the weather becoming warmer and the grass becoming greener, everyone has begun to look for ways to prevent laminitis. Along with the sun comes the dreaded ring of ‘laminitis alarm-bells’ and the granted concern for horse health and well-being. Long, staring assessments of our horse’s posture, checking hooves……...

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Feeding for Condition This Winter

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**Promotional Content** Feeding for Condition This Winter Feeding our horses to keep them in the best possible condition can cause a headache for many of us, especially over the colder months if we have a picky horse or one with a poor appetite. Dependant on age, breed and work load, horses will naturally tend to carry different proportions of fat……...

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Speedi-Beet Product Focus

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A Warmer Winter with Speedi-Beet Low starch and sugar content! **Promotional Content** Speedi-Beet from British Horse Feeds is a unique beet pulp feed which can be soaked in warm water and is ready to feed in just under ten minutes. Feeding the once-soaked mash warm, helps to raise the horse’s core body temperature – excellent during the winter months. There’s……...

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Variety Is The Spice of Life For Alfie

Image: Jeni on Alfie. Credit West End Photography Variety Is The Spice of Life For Alfie INCLUDED: Top Tips on Feeding Ballydoolagh Alfie, owned by Huddersfield-based endurance rider, Jeni Gilbert, is proof that variety is the spice of life for this 11-year-old Connemara. Alfie is making his mark in the sport of endurance with Jeni, a former Novice Champion, Endurance……...

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