Fit, athletic horses are typically picky and therefore difficult to feed, so we’ve developed a high energy fibre feed that’s sure to encourage the fussiest of feeders.
The inclusion of grass, alongside nutrient rich alfalfa, provides a natural sweetness that’s complemented by a light molasses coating and added spearmint oil to offer a highly palatable, soft and easy to chew, high fibre feed.
A great value feed – a stubbs scoop weighs 300grams and so there are over 60 scoops per 20kgs bag – 33 days supply if feeding 2 scoops per day
The alfalfa and grasses in Performance Fibre are dried at a very high temperature which reduces mould. Efficient extraction processes ensure Performance Fibre has a low dust content making it ideal for promoting respiratory health.
|Horse or Pony||Size Guide (hh)||Approx Weight (kg)||Medium/Hard Work/Condition (kg/day)||Forage Replacing (kg/day)|
|Small Pony (eg: Shetland, Welsh A)||9 - 12.2||200||1.0||4|
|Medium Pony (eg: Exmoor, New Forest)||12.2 - 13.2||300||1.5||6|
|Large Pony (eg: Connemara, Welsh D)||13.2 - 14.2||400||2.0||8|
|Small Horse (eg: Arab, small TB)||14.2 - 15.2||450||2.0||9|
|Medium Horse (eg: TB, ID cross)||15.2 - 16.2||550||2.5||11|
|Large Horse (eg: Warmblood)||Over 16.2||650||2.5||13|
One large Stubbs scoop = 300g
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.
|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’
High temperature dried grass, high temperature dried alfalfa, rape seed oil, molasses, spearmint oil.
Please note the visual appearance of the actual product may vary due to environmental conditions during growth and time of harvest.
Performance Fibre comes in 20kg bale
Feeding fibre is paramount in order for the digestive system to stay healthy, which is why I feed Dengie Performance Fibre alongside a concentrated feed to my racehorses.
I have been feeding Dengie products since I started the business, almost 10 years ago! I feel Dengie Performance Fibre meets the energy requirements of my competition horses completely.
Read the case study
This handsome horse arrived with me from Ireland just over three weeks ago, looking pretty light, weak and a little sorry for himself. Having raced in August and been ‘spelling’ in the interim.
Forage provides at least half of your horse’s diet, so it’s a good idea to know the facts –and fiction- about forage.