Hi-Fi Original is a high-fibre, low starch maintenance feed ideal for horses at rest or in light work.
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 Original comes in a 20kg bale.
Small Pony (eg: Shetland, Welsh A)
0.5 – 1.0
up to 2.5
Medium Pony (eg: Exmoor, New Forest)
12.2 – 13.2
0.5 – 1.5
up to 3.5
Large Pony (eg: Connemara, Welsh D)
13.2 – 14.2
1.0 – 2.0
up to 5
Small Horse (eg: Arab, small TB)
14.2 – 15.2
1.0 – 2.0
up to 5.5
Medium Horse (eg: TB, ID cross)
15.2 – 16.2
1.5 – 2.5
up to 7
Large Horse (eg: Warmblood)
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. Try to use a fibre based diet to promote a healthy digestive system and only use cereal based feeds if absolutely necessary.
Hi-Fi Original can also be fed as a partial hay replacer. The average section of hay weighs around 2kgs which can be replaced with 2kgs of Hi-Fi Original. As Hi-Fi Original is a short ‘chop’ it takes as long to eat as the equivalent weight of hay or haylage and so helps to keep horses occupied and satisfied. Unlike hay and haylage which can vary in nutritional content from batch to batch, Hi-Fi Original provides consistent nutrition.
Dengie customer Carol Bardwell contacted our nutrition team because she was having problems with her horse Charlie. Charlie was a little overweight and his behaviour could be unpredictable. He’d be quiet one minute and then lively the next.
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