Electrolytes for horses – all you need to know, including how to make your own!

Electrolytes are common minerals that work together to maintain physiological equilibrium in active horses, a critical job that is surprisingly easy for you to help with. Basically, all horses sweat and this sweat contains electrolytes. Whether you look at an elite event horse cross-country day, or a riding club horse travelling to and from a local dressage show, these horses […] Continue Reading

Feeding for Fertility

Good fertility lies at the heart of successful breeding. Whilst other factors can influence a horse’s fertility, nutrition plays a central role in maintaining and promoting it in both mares and stallions. Read on for some essential advice to help support optimum fertility in your horse through feeding. Body Condition One of the single most influential factors on fertility is body […] Continue Reading

Ingredient Focus – Micronised Peas

This month we focus on micronised peas – which are used throughout most of the Castle Horse Feeds Range with good reason. What are micronised peas? Pea (Pisum sativum) is a species of legume, grown all over the world for their edible seeds or ‘peas’, which have excellent nutritional qualities, mainly in the form of protein. The Peas used in […] Continue Reading

Spring Feeding Tips For Healthy Horses

Longer days and warmer temperatures have arrived: Spring is here and it’s a welcome relief to horse owners after a long, wet winter. Milder spring temperatures mean that the grass starts to grow, winter coats start to shed, and once lockdown restrictions are eased we hope to start to be able to spend more time in the saddle.  Nutritionally speaking, […] Continue Reading

Protein – how much does your horse need?

Protein is probably one of the most misunderstood nutrients in the horses’ diet. Often thought of as an energy source, in reality protein mainly provides structure along with other key functions within the horse’s body.  Protein is vital for correct body function, so it is important to know how much your horse needs on a daily basis to provide the […] Continue Reading

Ingredient Focus – Grass Pellets

Grass pellets are a widely used and nutritious feed for horses which we use as a beneficial ingredient throughout our feeds.  Grass pellets are highly palatable, help support digestive health and provide your horse with the benefits of fresh summer grass all year round! What are Grass Pellets? Grass pellets are produced by cultivating fresh grass, which is then dried, […] Continue Reading

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