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Common issues with excitable or anxious horses

Posted by Horse and Pony Direct on

Common issues with excitable or anxious horses

Many horses and ponies can experience stress, anxiety and/or excitability as a result of their daily routine. The symptoms are not always as clear as you might expect, but you love your horse and look after him well, so why might he become stressed? Feeding – Changes to a horse’s diet should be carried out over time, sudden changes or lack of supporting ingredients which cannot be found in grass can cause digestive upset and negative behaviour. Turnout – Horses like to have both space and friends. Most horses and ponies dislike being on their own, BUT also remember that...

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Why grazing is not enough?

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Why grazing is not enough?

Spring has sprung, and the grass starts to grow, so that’s it for balancers, right? Wrong! Regular turnout for horses during the grazing season does have many health benefits for your horse or pony, but what happens when they have a diet of grass alone? The temptation to cut balancers from your horse's diet when the grass starts to grow is a common misconception, by taking this route your equine friend could be missing out on key vitamins and minerals which are essential for their everyday and long-term health. Did you know? Feeding a Low Calorie balancer can help your...

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Should I be feeding a Veteran Balancer?

Posted by Bold Commerce on

      Should I be feeding a Veteran Balancer?   It’s an AGE old question (no pun intended..) at what age, should I consider putting my horse on a veteran feed? The answer isn’t a simple one, some horses age much better than others and some require more nutritional support earlier due to diet, workload and lifestyle. We recommend putting your horse onto a Veteran Feed Balancer when they turn 14. Feeding all this essential nutrition early on, will give your horse everything they need to enter their senior years.  It’s true that all horses age at different rates,...

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