What’s in a bag of Mollichaff Light? + £1 Off Offer

What's in a bag of Mollichaff

MOLLICHAFF LIGHT – £1 OFF at participating stockists

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Mollichaff Light Molasses Free is one of eight chaffs in the Mollichaff range and is the perfect low-sugar, starch and calorie option for adding fibre to a horse’s diet, whatever their level of work, and for feeding horses that need calorie intake management – and there is currently £1 OFF per bag, at participating stockists.

WHAT IS CHAFF?

Chaff is dried forage, cut into small pieces, that can be made from chopped hay, alfalfa, dried grass or straw.

WHAT IS IN MOLLICHAFF LIGHT?

Mollichaff Light Molasses Free is made from a unique blend of dried grass, straw, soya oil and flavouring, with added fibre pellets to stimulate interest and chewing. It is free from molasses, alfalfa, cereals, and preservatives.

The key USP for Mollichaff Light is that it is a low sugar chaff. It only has a 1.8% sugar content and therefore is suitable for horses prone to laminitis, and those requiring a low calorie diet.

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Mollichaff Light Molasses Free bag
Mollichaff Light Molasses Free bag

The presence of essential fatty acids provided by the soya oil help to maintain healthy skin and promote a glossy coat, ensuring your horse looks its best, without high calories.

Importantly, Mollichaff Light is high in essential fibre, and so help to support a healthy digestive system.

WHO IS MOLLICHAFF LIGHT FOR?

Mollichaff Light Molasses Free is ideal for:

  • Horses and ponies requiring a low sugar and starch diet
  • Providing essential fibre
  • Horses and ponies prone to laminitis
  • Overweight horses and ponies, and those needing a calorie-controlled diet
  • Horses and ponies showing signs of gastric issues
  • As a partial hay replacer for horses and ponies needing a low calorie diet
The Mollichaff Range of Feeds
The Mollichaff Range of Feeds

WHY FEED CHAFF?

Digestive Benefits

Chaffs are a high fibre feed which makes it very important for a horse’s digestive system and immune function. Horses are predominantly fibre digesters which means that it is vital for their energy levels.

Millions of microbes break down the digestible fibre content from chaffs which then release the energy that the horse uses to live and perform. If the balance of microbes in the gut is upset due to a lack of fibre, this can lead to serious health problems including colic, laminitis, and suppression of the horse’s immune status.

Physiological Benefits

With the addition of chaffs in their concentrate feed, horses will produce a higher level of saliva. A high-fibre feed like chaff helps to increase the production of acid-buffering saliva.

Feeding a scoop of chaff before exercising your horse or pony, may also help to reduce the splash effect of their stomach acid by providing a layer of fibre in the stomach, helping to avoid ulcers, and keeping their digestive system in good condition.

Feeding a scoop of chaff before exercising your horse or pony, it may also help to reduce the splash effect of their stomach acid by providing a layer of fibre in the stomach, helping to avoid ulcers, and keeping their digestive system in good condition.

Psychological Benefits

Chaff prolongs a horse or pony’s feeding time; since he needs to chew chaffs for longer than other concentrate feeds so it aids in fulfilling your horse’s psychological need to chew.

WHAT CHAFFS SHOULD I FEED MY HORSE OR PONY?

The type of chaff you should feed your horse is dependent upon their individual needs. An example of needs can depend on their size and type, routine, performance requirements and many more. Every equine is different and should be fed to reflect this.

There are different types of chaffs to choose from, from high to low energy which depends on workload or health requirements. Whether you’re feeding chaff as a hay replacer, to supplement other feed, or to improve digestive health, our specialist range offers a wide selection of high-quality chaffs.

It must be noted that the individual dietary requirements of all horses differ. To discuss the specific needs of your horse, or just to get some advice, get in touch with our HorseHage Helpline on 01803 527274 and our expert team will be happy to help.


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