Friendly Feed Advice

Dengie understands that sometimes feeding your horse or pony can be confusing and getting the balance right can be tricky!  We're here to help you with articles and information from our nutrition experts to keep you up to date with the latest information.

You can click on the links on the left or use the drop down menu for further information and guidance on a range of feed related topics.  Should you have a particular query or a more complicated feeding issue call our friendly Feedline on 0845 345 5115.  Or why not use our new feature and chat on-line to one of our nutritionists?  Click the link, top right on this page, to start your conversation!

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  • Feeding the Youngster

    Katie Wiliams,

    It is a long standing joke that only fools breed horses as it is rarely a profitable venture and is hugely demanding on your time and energy. However if you have taken the decision to breed from your mare or are buying a youngster for the future, getting their nutrition right may help to avoid some of the potential pitfalls that can occur.

  • Healthy Feeds for a Sweet Tooth

    Tracey Hammond,

    Horses have a sweet tooth – just like humans! Having evolved as herbivores eating plant material, the horse’s sense of taste has developed to seek out carbohydrates. The downside of this is that diseases such as laminitis are linked to eating too much sugar. 

  • Keeping Condition

    Katie Wiliams,

    As winter takes its toll, keeping a horse in condition can be a challenge to many owners - particularly those with poor doers and fussy eaters that can soon begin to lose weight in the colder weather. Dengie senior nutritionist Katie Williams has put together some handy advice and product information to help keep horses and ponies in good shape at this time of year

  • Chewy Chops

    Tracey Hammond,

    Your horse or pony needs plenty of chew time to keep him happy and healthy. Dengie nutritionist Tracey Hammond, MSc (Dist), explains why.

  • Study questions hay net ‘benefits’


    Research by a Writtle College student showing that small-holed hay nets do little to prolong feeding times and even cause frustration in some horses has made the nutrition team at Dengie Horse Feeds question the effectiveness of using them.

  • Bust the Stress of Bonfire Night


    Remember, remember the fifth of November – and a week or so either side – can be a really anxious time for horses and ponies, so it’s really important that we do as much as we can to help. 

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