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Why choose a forage diet?

Simple System offers natural feeds of the highest quality, supplying everything your horse needs to succeed.

Established in 1996, the origins of Simple System lie in a passion for horses and a desire to provide them with the best possible diet for health and performance. The principle is simple, we supply you with the food nature intended your horse to eat.

Simple System feeds are formulated without cereals, pulses such as soya and peas, molasses, additives and preservatives. Instead, we utilise ingredients found in the horse’s natural environment, which they have so perfectly evolved to digest. In return they are better nourished, more settled in their work and at less risk of developing many common health problems.

We pride ourselves not only on the quality of our feed products, but also on providing expert advice directly to our customers for the benefit of your horses. We are available to provide honest and responsible equine management suggestions, nutritional guidance and tailored feeding plans over the phone or online.

Better for your horse

Historically, your horse’s natural diet was simple. Equines have evolved over 30 million years eating the grass, herbs and shrubs available to them in their natural environment. Starchy foods such as cereals, pulses and soya were not available and so not part of the diet. They cannot be efficiently utilised by horses who produce so little of the enzyme amylase required to digest them.

A good quality forage diet will ensure your horse has enough energy stored in the muscles to sustain them during their work, but not become overexcited and unmanageable.

Simpler for you

Forage feeds are fermented in the hind gut, just like grass and hay, which means you do not need to withhold food around work. The ability to feed immediately before and after exercising your horse, can really help you make the most of your time at the yard, especially in the winter months when daylight hours are limited.

A high quality forage based diet does not require any additional supplementation, such as artificial vitamins and minerals, because the feed itself naturally supplies the horse’s needs.