Pure Feed Blog

We share our expertise on a range of horse care and management issues. Our articles are particularly focused on nutrition, but this naturally links with other topics which we will cover too. We’ll also share relevant news about Pure Feed here.

#PureTalent Rider News March 2019

Madi Penfound took QEH Ocean Voyage to Summerhouse Equestrian where they won the BS 1.15m before also heading to Belton a few weeks later, jumping a double clear to finish 3rd in the Intermediate. Madison Penfound’s horse, QEH Ocean Voyage, is fed Pure...

#PureTalent Rider News February 2019

#PureTalent Rider Results February was a busy month for our #PureTalent dressage riders, with several having great rides at the British Dressage regionals. 15-year-old Carla Milne had fantastic results at Morris Equestrian, taking two regional titles (qualifying for...

Feeding Forage

Why feed forage and why is it so important for your horse? The horse is a trickle feeder, designed to eat little and often. Their diet should be made up of a minimum of 1.5% of their bodyweight as forage per day. For a 500kg horse this is a minimum of 7.5kg of forage...

How and what to feed your horse this Winter

As the temperature drops, many horses will require extra energy as they use up more to keep warm. This obviously depends on many factors such as breed, age, body condition, size and health status for instance. But if a horse is going to lose condition, then it’s most likely to happen in the winter.

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Does my horse need electrolytes?

Electrolytes are required for almost all bodily functions including nerve function, digestion and muscle contraction. Electrolytes, such as calcium, play a central role in ensuring adequate bone strength. It is very common for horses not to be receiving enough electrolytes, especially sodium.

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Treating and managing Equine Gastric Ulcers

There has been great interest in other tests for equine gastric ulcers, such as the blood sucrose test. But currently the only 100% reliable way to know if your horse has EGUS is for your vet to undertake a gastroscopy; passing an endoscope into the stomach.

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Blowing the myths on horse feed fillers

People think fillers are used to make the customer think they are getting value for money by appearing to give them a large tub with a low amount of active ingredients. However, there are many reasons why a company may use a “filler”, or in technical terms a “carrier”, in feed and supplements.

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