Can horses cope with sudden cold weather?
Horses can survive and even thrive in what we consider to be very inhospitable conditions, but they do need plenty of feed to fuel them and keep them warm.
Sometimes our good doers need practically no additional feeding once the grass comes through, but a balancer can be of great benefit – Total Eclipse is great for skin, coat, hooves and digestion and is also suitable for horses that itch in the summer months or are prone to weight gain or fat pads. Horses really love the taste of this superb balancer and they can still enjoy their Total Eclipse even if they are not getting a feed or coming in! Just mix the portion of Total Eclipse with a little water to make a ball of dough and you can feed this direct from your hand or a feed scoop if you prefer not to hand feed. We’ve used dough balls a lot and find that they are quick, easy and can be given to one horse in a group without the others realising that there are goodies on offer. What could be easier? You can also make dough balls with Instant Linseed, Lunar Eclipse and Joint Eclipse.
Total Eclipse is suitable for all equines including those with metabolic issues, prone to tying up, sensitive skin and so on. It will keep the skin supple, the coat smooth and glossy and help keep hooves in good order. It is non-heating and naturally very low in soluble carbohydrates.Total Eclipse is one of the most economical balancers you can buy. It is made entirely from natural, functional ingredients with no fillers, bulkers or binders. Like all Simple System feeds, it is safe for competitions and registered with the Vegan Society.
With many balancers, you need to feed 100g for every 100 kg of horse but with Total Eclipse you only need to use 25g for every 100 kg of horse so a small horse of 400 kg needs only 100 g per day and a bigger horse of 600 kg needs just 150g per day. With a 5 kg pack costing just £23.70 and lasting a small horse over 7 weeks and a bigger horse over a month, it is indeed very good value. The savings are even more with the 15kg pack at £55. This brings the cost per week down to £2.56 for a 400kg horse and £3.85 for a 600kg horse.