Horse Rider’s/Owners Guide to avoiding NOPS in feed

The BETA NOPS (naturally occurring prohibited substances) Scheme is a code of practice throughout the equine feed industry to minimise the risk of NOPS contamination in feeds for horses. Castle Horse Feeds are proud members of this scheme, working day in and day out to ensure our feeds are manufactured to the highest possible standard. NOPS do continue to affect […] Continue Reading

Inside the horse’s digestive tract – a personal experience

Most people who know me will know I’m an Equine Nutrition Nerd of the highest order. Equine Nutrition has been my passion for a long time now. I find everything about it fascinating and it’s the reason I spent 2 years doing my MSc in Equine Science which I completed last year.  So, when the opportunity arose to see an […] Continue Reading

Feeding Little and Often – ignore it at your horse’s peril…

We all feed our horses to ensure they get the right nutrients for work and health and we’ve all heard that we should feed ‘little and often’… but just how little is little and just how often is often?! ‘Little and often’ has long been one of the golden rules of feeding horses. And with good reason   because feeding large, […] Continue Reading

Smart Transitioning

At Smart Horse Nutrition we believe in superior nutrition through healthy, wholesome ingredients. Our feeds are, therefore, kept low in starch and sugar and contain no molasses. Whilst this is a healthier and more nutritious option, some horses may initially be a little reluctant to accept it, a bit like asking someone who has lived on a diet of burgers […] Continue Reading

Why Smart Feeds?

Forage First Horses are designed to consume vast quantities of forage and at Smart Horse Nutrition we believe forage should always be the most important part of your horses’ diet. Our feeds are designed to complement a forage based diet, by supplying the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and macronutrients (energy + protein) that may be missing in forage alone, providing […] Continue Reading