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This Month on The Feed Line - Helping Horses in Hotter Weather

16 June 2022
This Month on the Feed Line - Helping Horses in Hotter Weather

We humans may be enjoying the heat however sudden high temperatures do not allow our horses to adapt to the temperature change and so they are more likely to suffer. In hot weather the horses temperature, breathing and heart rate go up, they may scour or look slightly colicky, they will be disinclined to do very much and if asked to move, may look a bit wobbly.

There are many things we can do to help manage our horse through the hotter weather.

Here are our Feed Line's Top Tips;

  • Ensure the water supply is good, and fresh clean water is available at all times. Thirsty birds can, sadly, commit suicide in field troughs which does not improve the water quality!
  • If you soak hay, limit this to a maximum of one hour immediately before feeding. The longer it is wet, the more acid producing bacteria proliferate.
  • Supplement grass with soaked bagged forages. Blue Bag Grass Pellets, LucieNuts and HayCare are all good as also is soaked PuraBeet. Soak times are less in very warm weather so do not soak for more than half a day and check that any moist feed is fresh.
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    We're Hiring! Business Support Manager Required

    14 June 2022
    We're Hiring - Business Support Manager

    An opportunity has arisen to recruit a Business Support Manager join our Simple System family on a permanent basis.

    Established in 1996, Simple System Horse Feeds have gone against the grain in the equine feed market, creating an entire feeding system from the perspective of what is right for horses. As such we have always had to innovate, working closely with farmers in the UK and abroad, developing our own production systems and forging our own path in the market.

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    🌟𝗪𝗜𝗡🌟 £100 of Millbry Hill Vouchers

    16 May 2022
    Millbry Hill & Simple System Horse Feeds £100 Voucher Competition

    🌟𝗪𝗜𝗡🌟 To celebrate the launch of our 5th edition of 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗰𝗼𝗼𝗽 we have partnered with our friends at Millbry Hill Country Store to bring you this exciting competition 🥳

    Enter from Wednesday 18th May 2022 for your chance to win £100 of Millbry Hill Vouchers.

    To enter:

    1. Like both Simple System Horse Feeds and Millbry Hill Country Store Facebook pages 👍
    2. Tag 3 friends in the comments 👫👬👭
    3. Share to your story 📚

    Competition closes 9th June 2022. One winner will be picked at random. Please note that the winner will be notified in the comments on this post only. There is no purchase necessary to enter. We will not message you or ask for bank details - please be aware of scam pages. Full T&C's below.

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    Good luck! 🌟

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    This Month on the Feed Line

    20 April 2022

    This month on the Feed Line we have had several people contact about their horses’ condition. It is normal and good if horses drop a little weight as they will gain weight with the grass. It is a worry if they get too light. Visible ribs and prominent hips suggest a horse could be underweight. If eating insufficient hay over winter, that gradual weight loss could become too much, so basics first – make sure your horse is getting enough hay or haylage to keep them filled up. For more serious weight loss, include soaked forage pellets with more feed value than hay. LucieNuts, Red Bag Grass Pellets, Sainfoin Pellets are all good. Read more

    A message from Simple System

    06 April 2022

    Price Increase on 1st May 2022

    Price increases are something that we do not take lightly, and we have worked to reduce and absorb as much as we can over the past twelve months. Unfortunately, the challenges faced in agriculture and food production mean we have seen changes to our costs that we’ve never experienced in the last 25 years. We believe that honesty and transparency are fundamental when it comes to your trust and your confidence in us and our feeds, so we want to give you fair warning along with a clear explanation. Read more

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