Feeding horses in winter

Maintaining weight on your horse during winter can be a tricky balance as horses use additional energy to keep warm, combined with the lack of pasture with nutritional value. Horses need more roughage over winter to maintain weight as forage is digested in the horse’s hind gut via a fermentation process which generates the heat…

Read more

The benefits of feeding Teff and Lucerne Mix

We all want what’s best for our horse. Low sugars and starch plus high fibre has long been known to be the cornerstone of a healthy equine diet. Many hard feeds are grain based, highly processed and not many contain much fibre. Teff hay though ticks all of the boxes mentioned above – it is…

Read more
Feeding the older horse

Feeding older horses

Once your horse get’s older, lots of things begin to change. You likely have a degree of dental disease going on, maybe trouble holding their weight, not to mention any possible diseases that have now become more of an issue. We recommend all older horses have their teeth frequently assessed by an equine dentist. Feeding…

Read more

Hay Cubes and Equine Dental Disease

Quidding (“dropping feed”/ “balling hay”) It is well known that horses who have significant dental disease (such as missing teeth) struggle to chew hay. It often balls up and falls back out in tufts (known as quidding) or poses a significant choke risk. The fibre length in our cubes is reduced (but longer than chaff)…

Read more

Feeding horses during a drought

Feeding your horses in a drought can be a great source of anxiety and stress. Unfortunately periodic drought is a way of life here in Australia and it always pays to be prepared. With hay becoming harder to find and secure you want to make sure that the hay you do have goes as far…

Read more

Estimating your horses weight

Feeding your horse appropriately is very important. You will often see us and many others recommend horses be fed at certain percentages of their body weight. This is all well and good if your horse has stepped on a scale recently, or you have a weight tape in your back pocket. But what if you’re…

Read more