The perfect low-calorie, high-fibre maintenance feed for leisure horses and ponies. Hi-Fi Lite is approved by The Laminitis Trust.
Hi-Fi LITE is ideal as the sole bucket feed for horses and ponies that are overweight and prone to laminitis. It can be fed alongside a broad-spectrum supplement or a feed balancer to provide a balanced diet. Where additional condition is needed, or for those horses with a higher energy requirement, Dengie Alfa-Beet or Alfa-A Lite can be added.
Hi-Fi Lite can also be fed as a hay replacer. Naturally lower in sugar than hay, Hi-Fi Lite can be fed on a weight for weight basis as a low sugar alternative to hay or haylage.
Hi-Fi Lite is a short ‘chop’ that takes as long to chew as the equivalent weight of hay or haylage, helping to keep horses occupied and satisfied. For horses on restricted grazing, Hi-Fi Lite is ideal as it delivers sufficient fibre to maintain gut function.
The alfalfa in Hi-Fi Lite is dried at a very high temperature which reduces mould. Extraction processes help to reduce the dust content to promote respiratory health.
|Horse or Pony||Size Guide (hh)||Approx Weight (kg)||Resting or light Work Bucket feed (kg/day)||Resting or light Work Partial hay replacement (kg/day)|
|Small Pony (eg: Shetland, Welsh A)||9–12.2||200||0.5 - 1.0||up to 2.5|
|Medium Pony (eg: Exmoor, New Forest)||12.2 – 13.2||300||0.5 – 1.5||up to 3.5|
|Large Pony (eg: Connemara, Welsh D)||13.2 – 14.2||400||1.0 – 2.0||up to 5|
|Small Horse (eg: Arab, small TB)||14.2 – 15.2||450||1.0 – 2.0||up to 5.5|
|Medium Horse (eg: TB, ID cross)||15.2 – 16.2||550||1.5 – 2.5||up to 7|
|Large Horse (eg: Warmblood)||Over 16.2||650||1.5 – 2.5||up to 8|
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’
Cereal straw, alfalfa, molasses, mould inhibitor
The visual appearance of the actual product may vary due to environmental conditions during growth and time of harvest.
Hi-Fi Lite is approved by the Laminitis Trust who independently assess the suitability of products for horses and ponies prone to Laminitis. Hi-Fi Lite comes in a 20kg bale.
When Lauren brought Paddy, he weighed more than the weigh tape would allow her to measure – around 710kg on the weighbridge.
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Ace, owned by Matt Ilston, was in light work, doing a mixture of schooling and hacking 3-4 times a week and successfully competing at unaffiliated dressage. Ace was turned out for six hours each day on really good grazing and was receiving ad-lib haylage. He was carrying a little too much weight, resulting in him being a little lazy, with Matt wanting a little bit more sparkle!
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Chewy is a 26-year-old, 14.hh Connemara cross, who had his first bout of laminitis when he was nine. He suffered recurrent bouts through 2010 and 2011, which lead to testing and diagnosing of Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) and PPID (Cushing’s).
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