Problems with Protein

Problems with Protein

Protein exists as a genuine ‘food’ source consisting of amino-acids (individual proteins) joined in a chain with a nitrogen molecule on each end.  Examples of protein rich foodstuffs are Lucerne (alfalfa), soy-bean, rape-seed, linseed (flaxseed) and other vegetable...
Diet and Training

Diet and Training

Before I realised that my horses were eating an inappropriate diet, I believed that everything could be fixed by training – unless the horse had a clinical issue which of course needed my vet and expensive medication. Back then, I spent most of my time worrying...
Bio-Diversity and the Diet

Bio-Diversity and the Diet

Quite rightly, people are cottoning on to the fact that horses in nature have a ‘diverse’ range of options available to them as forage.  This has lead to a view that herbal preparations can provide a substitute source of the nutritional variety that horses...
Management Protocols

Management Protocols

There are hundreds of products on the modern feed market and even more ideas about why they represent the good, the bad and the ugly in terms of horse nutrition. As a result, a lot of us owners soon get quite confused about what is best for our horses. Over the years...
Whats in your bucket ?

Whats in your bucket ?

The simple balanced bucket that we advocate is not designed to trick the horse into eating something he doesn’t want or need. As long as changes are made slowly, horses soon appreciate a healthier bucket feed that provides the nutritents they need – without the...