Ingredient Focus – Oat Feed

Oat Feed is commonly used in horse feeds in the UK and Ireland, but it is often thought of as a ‘filler’ with little nutrient value. However, far from just a filler, it is actually a very useful ingredient that we include in many of our feeds which provides a range of benefits for your horse. What is Oat Feed? […] Continue Reading

Nutrition for the Pregnant Mare

Owning a pregnant mare can be an exciting time, but when your mare is essentially eating for two, nutrition is key. Your mare will have her own nutrient requirements, but you also need to add to that the requirements of the growing foal she is carrying.  The right nutrition to support foal growth and development throughout pregnancy is important but […] Continue Reading

Tailoring a diet for your horse

Horses come in all shapes, breeds and sizes, all with differing nutritional requirements to suit their work levels and lifestyle. Providing a diet which is tailored to your horse through a specifically formulated diet plan can be useful, but what are the benefits and how can this improve your horse’s health and nutrition? Why should you have a diet plan […] Continue Reading

Beet Pulp – the fibre provider

Unmolassed beet pulp is a versatile and useful feed which we use as a beneficial ingredient in a range of our feeds.  It is highly palatable, low in starch and sugar and provides highly digestible fibre to support your horse’s beneficial hindgut microbes. What is Beet Pulp? Beet pulp is a by-product of the sugar industry. Sugar beet is grown and […] Continue Reading

Brought back from the brink and an extraordinary transformation!

We were recently contacted by Morgan David Rees in Wales, who got in touch to tell us about a lovely 10yo mare – Cari – that has been afflicted with laminitis … “On August 10th last year Cari was going to be put down after she got laminitis for the first time earlier that spring and suffering from continual laminitis […] Continue Reading

Feeding the Heavy Horse

With heavy horses turning their sizeable hooves to a variety of activities these days, ranging from pleasure rides, showing and dressage to the more traditional pulling and ploughing, providing the right nutrition is essential. Our nutritionist – Lisa Elliott MSc – is a bit of a heavy horse nut, and had a beautiful giant called Rupert in her life for many years and in […] Continue Reading

Winter care for optimum condition – getting the basics right

During the winter horses can drop condition due to reduced nutrition in grass and lower temperatures. Providing the right nutrition and management helps promote condition, so if your horse drops weight in winter, follow these guidelines to keep your horse in excellent health. Winter Nutrition Good nutrition will support body condition, but it’s important to be aware that horses naturally […] Continue Reading

Linseed – Boost your winter feeding

If you are looking to boost your horse’s health and condition this winter – then look no further than Smart Linseed to provide a fantastic winter feed: Linseed itself comes from the Linseed plant (Linum usitassiumum) also known as flaxseed – a member of the plant family Linaceae, with distinctive small blue flowers. It is grown as a crop all […] Continue Reading

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

Living Life in the Fast Lane

Surviving the snow, dental emergencies and ‘postcards’ from America. There’s never a dull moment for the Equine Management & Training Team. We are well aware that we are not the most popular of people in terms of social media, but judging by the messages and calls we receive, the posts we make are read and their content is taken on […] Continue Reading