A low starch fibre feed for working horses and ponies, made from pure alfalfa with added spearmint oil and a light molasses coating.
The alfalfa in Alfa-A Lite is dried at a very high temperature which helps to reduce mould. Efficient extraction processes ensure Alfa-A Lite has a low dust content making it ideal for promoting good respiratory health.
|Horse or Pony||Size Guide (hh)||Approx Weight (kg)||Light Work (kg/day)||Medium/Hard Work Or For Condition (kg/day)|
|Small Pony (eg: Shetland, Welsh A)||9–12.2||200||0.5||1.0|
|Medium Pony (eg: Exmoor, New Forest)||12.2–13.2||300||0.5||1.5|
|Large Pony (eg: Connemara, Welsh D)||13.2–14.2||400||1.0||2.0|
|Small Horse (eg: Arab, small TB)||14.2–15.2||450||1.0||2.0|
|Medium Horse (eg: TB, ID cross)||15.2–16.2||550||1.5||2.5|
|Large Horse (eg: Warmblood)||over 16.2||650||1.5||2.5|
One large Stubbs scoop = 400g
The amount and kind of work your horse or pony is doing is an important factor when calculating the quantity and type of feed to give. The energy requirements of most horses and ponies in light to medium work can be met by feeding a fibre based diet such as Alfa-A Lite. Just add Performance Vits & Mins or Performance+ Balancer to balance the ration.
NOTE: Horses are individuals and so always adjust your horse’s feed ration to suit his temperament and condition as well as his work load.
|Convalescence/Resting||Horses on box rest, or turned away.|
|Light work||Maximum of 1 hour per day hacking, mostly at walk with some trotting and cantering, or 30 minutes of schooling, mostly at the trot with some canter.|
|Medium work||Schooling, dressage, show-jumping, novice or intermediate 1 day eventing or hunting 1 day per week.|
|Hard Work||Advanced one day events. 3 day events, hunting 2 days per week, polo and all forms of racing.|
Typical analysis (%) ‘as fed’
Alfalfa, molasses, spearmint oil.
Please note the visual appearance of the actual product may vary due to environmental conditions during growth and time of harvest.
Alfa-A Lite comes in a 20kg bale
Cher East owns ten-year-old Alfie, a 17hh ISH x WB with a bit of an identity crisis! At a recent BE event, a lady approached Cher to ask if Alfie was for sale, as she thought he’d make a lovely working hunter.
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It’s not just British horses benefiting from Dengie fibre feeds. Vesna, Dengie’s representative in Slovenia, tells us about her 16.2hh KWPN mare Antiopa, who is fed on Alfa-A Lite and Hi-Fi Balancer.
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The current situation we all find ourselves in has created uncertainty for all industries but we want to reassure you that Dengie is fully committed to the manufacture and supply of our products into the market during this time.
Well this is a blog I didn’t expect to have to write...eventing is off! All the horses are on great form and have been busy in preparation for their season to start, which unfortunately has been delayed!