Feeding Horses In Winter

With winter upon us, the nights have drawn in, the temperature has dropped and the winter coats are well and truly in use, for both horse and rider! At this time of the year it’s important to make sure that your horse’s nutritional needs are met to ensure that they stay healthy and in good condition throughout the colder months. Read on […] Continue Reading

Mash It Up This Winter

Mashes are a versatile feed, with nutritional benefits for a wide range of horses, our ace nutritionist – Lisa Elliott, Msc – explains more. Why Feed a Mash? Mashes are often thought of as a feed for older horses who are unable to chew or a warming feed in the winter. And while they are most definitely fantastic for both […] Continue Reading

Super Sam – a Gem of a Pony and his Emerald Mix!

We were sent a DM on Instagram recently by Lizzy Wilcock – a wonderful lady who had met one of our reps at Leominster Wynstay. Lizzy needed some advice on what best to feed Sam – their beloved family pony who was getting on in years, and who is facing the inevitable challenges that comes along with that.  Lizzy shared […] Continue Reading

Hay v Haylage – which is right for your horse?

Hay and haylage are the most common forms of preserved forage fed to horses in winter. Whilst both provide a great source of fibre for horses, they have distinct nutritional differences as a result of how each one is processed. So, what are these differences and what do they mean in terms of providing the right nutrition for your horse? […] Continue Reading

Ingredient Focus – Soya

Soya is a very common ingredient in animal feed and we use it throughout most of the Castle Horse Feeds Range, and with very good reason. What is Soya? The soybean or soya bean plant (Glycine max) is a species of legume, native to East Asia and widely grown for its edible bean, which has numerous uses. Soya is grown all over the world because of its […] Continue Reading

Water – the oft’ forgotten nutrient

The right nutrition is essential to keep horses happy and healthy and good nutrition revolves around including the correct levels of nutrients. There are six so-called ‘essential’ nutrients in the horse’s diet: carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals and water –  yet water is easily the most essential. Despite its importance, water is frequently overlooked when considering a horse’s dietary needs […] Continue Reading

Seasonal Nutrition Tips for an Awesome Autumn

Autumn brings with it beautiful colours and riding through bright, crisp leaves but as the nights now start to draw in and the temperature drops, it’s time to think about your horse’s nutritional requirements. Here are our top tips for keeping your horse fit and healthy through Autumn and beyond… Forage Autumn Flush – mild, wet weather at the beginning […] Continue Reading

Is Your Horse Getting The Right Feed This Summer?

Summer is arguably the most pleasurable time to own a horse, but it’s important to consider your horse’s nutrition throughout as this can be just as important as it is in winter. Here at Castle Horse Feeds, we have a number of nutritious feeds to support work and health throughout the summer months, whatever the situation. Grazing If your horse […] Continue Reading

Feeding the Mare and Foal

Good nutrition is essential, from the time of conception to the birth of a healthy foal. Once the foal arrives, nutrition continues to be vital for both mare and foal to support optimum growth and development. Read on for some essential advice to help produce a healthy youngster. The first few months During the first few months, most of the foal’s […] Continue Reading

Biodiversity – the key to equine health?

As grazing herbivores, horses are finely tuned to consume a continuous supply of forage, which provides a low protein, high fibre diet.  Ideally, horses should be grazing 16-18 hours per day on high fibre grasses, plants and herbs, creating natural biodiversity within the diet.  Providing forage biodiversity can help support optimum health and nutrition but what exactly is biodiversity, and […] Continue Reading