The ideal fibre feed for leisure horses and ponies requiring a low sugar and starch diet.
Hi-Fi Molasses Free contains no added sugar, is molasses and preservative free and is approved by The Laminitis Trust.
Hi-Fi Molasses Free is a straight feed and although alfalfa is abundant in natural nutrients a source of broad-spectrum vitamins and minerals should be added alongside to ensure a balanced diet such as Leisure Vits & Mins or Leisure Balancer. Hi-Fi Molasses Free may be fed dry or dampened with water, or a soaked product such as Dengie Alfa-Beet. To use Hi-Fi Molasses Free as a forage replacement, replace your forage on a weight for weight basis with Hi-Fi Molasses Free.
|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|
|Medium Pony (eg: Exmoor, New Forest)||12.2 – 13.2||300||0.5 – 1.5||up to 2.5|
|Large Pony (eg: Connemara, Welsh D)||13.2 – 14.2||400||1.0 – 2.0||up to 3|
|Small Horse (eg: Arab, small TB)||14.2 – 15.2||450||1.0 – 2.0||up to 3|
|Medium Horse (eg: TB, ID cross)||15.2 – 16.2||550||1.5 – 2.5||up to 3.5|
|Large Horse (eg: Warmblood)||Over 16.2||650||1.5 – 2.5||up to 4|
One large round Stubbs scoop holds approximately 500g of Hi-Fi Molasses Free
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. Try to use a fibre based diet to promote a healthy digestive system and only use cereal based feeds if absolutely necessary.
|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’
|Naturally Occurring Sugar||2.5|
Cereal straw, alfalfa, alfalfa pellets, rape seed oil, mint and fenugreek.
The visual appearance of the actual product may vary due to environmental conditions during growth and time of harvest.
Hi-Fi Molasses Free comes in a 20kg bale
Lisa Mancuso is an amateur eventer. She has two horses – six-year-old PRE Andalusian Isleño, aka Spider, and eight-year-old ISH Prince Flynn, known as Flynn. Lisa and Flynn have competed successfully at BE90 level and have recently moved up to BE100. This year they qualified for the Mitsubushi Motors BE90 Grassroots Championships 2016, which will be held at the Mitsubushi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in May.
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