The Benefits Of Feeding Treats To Your Horse

We all love our horses and giving your equine friend a treat from time to time is a lovely way to enrich your relationship.  But treats are much more than just a titbit you give your horse, they are a beneficial addition to your horse’s life. They can be used in many different ways, not only as a reward but […] 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

Fit, frantic or fat?

Understanding Energy – Dispelling the Myths and Misconceptions You know the basics: Eat less and move more to lose weight; eat more to gain weight and we’re all too familiar with its consequences: the jeans that are now a bit of a struggle to squeeze into… the belt that must be loosened out a notch…or the jodhpurs that have tragically […] Continue Reading

Poor Performance and Digestive Health in Horses

In equestrian competition, the slightest margin can make the difference between winning and losing. No matter the level you compete at, all of us want our horses to perform well, but sometimes their performance can drop. And while many factors influence how your horse goes, digestive health and nutrition are pivotal to good health and performance, so it’s important to […] 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

Ingredient Focus – Vitamin E

This month we focus on one of the most important vitamins in your horse’s diet – Vitamin E, which is added throughout the Castle Horse Feeds Range with good reason. What is Vitamin E? Vitamin E is a common term applied to the substance tocopherol and is most recognised for its role in cells and tissues as a powerful antioxidant. […] 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

Shiney, Happy Horses!

We had a lovely message recently from Debbie on Facebook, who lives in Somerset and has some stunning Quarter Horses. Debbie’s first comment was short and sweet “Thanks for making such great stuff!” and she went on to send us a few photos. “Here is our 28 year old!” “And the latest addition. Check out how shiny the linseed makes […] Continue Reading

Bring some Balance to your horse’s life

What is a Balancer? A balancer is a nutrient dense feed containing vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids – the ‘building blocks’ of protein, alongside a negligible number of calories. Balancers are normally created in a pelleted form but can also take the form of a mix and they effectively ‘balance’ the diet, supplying essential micronutrients for optimum health and […] Continue Reading

Caring for Horses in Hot Weather

With the current good weather that we are enjoying, you might be wondering how best to keep your horse comfortable and healthy in the heat? Follow these guidelines for the best care and nutrition when the temperature rises. Hydration Water is easily the most essential nutrient in your horse’s diet and it becomes even more vital when we are experiencing hotter […] Continue Reading