STEPS TO IMPROVING YOUR HORSES DIET AND HEALTH
It has been proven that horses on a bespoke targeted nutrition and balanced mineral diet enjoy healthy skin and coat, strong hooves, a healthy digestive system, a strong immune system, a healthy functioning metabolic system, strong tendons, ligaments, joints and muscles, healthy young-stock, better performance and attitude to work. Please read on to discover how we can help!
- Step One: Forage Analysis (Hay, Haylage, Grass)
- Step Two: Bespoke Feed Plan
- Step Three: Soil Analysis/Bespoke Soil Dressing for Horse Pasture.
DO YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO HAVE YOUR HAY/HAYLAGE/GRASS ANALYSED?
Please visit our on-line supplements shop where you will find a wide range of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, balancers and supplements. If you would like any advice on which products to feed your horse, please contact us.
Please follow the steps below:
Step One: Forage Analysis (Hay, Haylage, Grass) – this will provide you with important information on your forage, and are available to purchase through our On-Line Analysis Services Shop
Our Nutritional Analysis provides levels of Dry Matter, Digestible Energy, Crude Protein, Acid Detergent Fibre, Neutral Detergent Fibre, Water Soluble Carbohydrates, ESC (Simple Sugars), Starch, and Non Fibre Carbohydrates, (Both Starch and Ethanol Soluble Carbohydrates (sugar) levels are especially essential for those owners managing horses with Laminitis, EMS, Cushings, IR.
Our Mineral Analysis provides levels of Phosphorus, Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Manganese, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Cobalt, Iodine, Iron, Aluminium, Molybdenum, Sulphur, and Lead.
NB: Please purchase a Full Nutritional Analysis AND a Full Mineral Analysis of your hay/haylage (as well as Grass if your horse spends some time grazing each day), if you are intending on purchasing a Bespoke Feed Plan for your horse with us.
We provide full details and support on how to obtain an accurate sample of your forage. Results take 2 – 3 to process, and will be forwarded by email. We are happy to offer general telephone advice on the results. Depending on the results, you may wish to simply supplement your horse’s diet from the wide range of individual vitamins, minerals, amino acids, or ready-mixed Balancers available from our On-Line Supplements Shop.
Many owners continue to Step Two.
Step Two: Bespoke Feed Plan. We are pleased to offer all owners who have the comprehensive results of their Forage Analysis (or have results from other sources) a Bespoke Feed Plan Service.
We conduct a full telephone consultation with the owner to discuss the horse’s present feeding, management, health issues, workload, weight, age, etc., as well as any other concerns or issues the owner may have. Using this information and the Forage Analysis Results we formulate an improved feed plan/diet for the horse, taking into account NRC guidelines and mineral balancing ratios to optimise the uptake of essential nutrients.
Alternatively please take advantage of our Bespoke Balancer Service – we can provide you with a pre-mixed balancer formulated specifically to your horse’s exact requirements (saving owners time and the worry of buying individual products and mixing the correct quantities. Please contact us for details.
A Bespoke Feed Plan can be purchased through our On-Line Analysis Shop.
Step Three: Soil Analysis/Bespoke Soil Dressing for Horse Pasture.
This is more of a long-term strategy to improve the quality of the soil supporting pasture grazed specifically by horses.
We test for Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, Sulphur, Manganese, Copper, Boron, Zinc, Molybdenum, Iron, Sodium, Cobalt, Iodine, Selenium, Organic Matter, Cation Exchange Capacity and pH.
We provide full details and support on how to obtain an accurate sample of your soil for the laboratory. Results take 2 – 3 weeks to process, and are forwarded by email.
We, and our highly experienced soil consultants, provide follow up advice to you and can supply a tailor-made trace element dressing, at a competitive rate, based on the results of your analysis. Please visit our on-line analysis shop to purchase your soil analysis
If you have any questions regarding our services, please do not hesitate to contact us either by telephone or email.
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