Wendy’s a Winner
Dengie Feed Advisor Bryoni Stephenson recently went to visit Wendy Scapens and her horse Bruce for a Dengie Diet Clinic at their yard in Cornwall.
Wendy had won the Dengie Diet Clinic for her yard in a prize draw held at the M. A. Grigg Country Store stand at the Royal Cornwall Show in June. Bryoni was also able to present her with the other part of her prize – a £50 Dengie feed voucher.
To help Wendy make use of her voucher, Bryoni recommended a Dengie diet for Bruce. The eleven-year-old Thoroughbred x Irish Draught weighed in at 661kg and had a perfect body condition score of three out of five on his current diet of lucerne chaff and grass nuts, so Bryoni was keen to suggest feeds with a similar composition and energy level. Because Wendy said she would prefer to keep Bruce on a ration that included both fibre and nuts, Bryoni suggested a diet of Alfa-A Original and Alfalfa Pellets. These would be fed alongside Bruce’s current seaweed supplement, which provides the necessary vitamins and minerals for a balanced diet. Both the Alfa-A Original and Alfalfa Pellets are made from pure alfalfa, which is proven to aid digestive health and buffer acidity in the digestion, and are high in quality fibre.