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🌟 WIN 🌟 3 bags of Sainfoin Pellets to give away!

15 January 2020

🌟 WIN 🌟 To celebrate this wonderful forage, we are giving away 3 bags of Simple System Sainfoin Pellets to 3 different winners.

What colour are the flowers on Sainfoin?
1) Pink
2) Blue
3) Green

To enter:
1. Like Simple System Horse Feeds Facebook page.
2. Comment on the competition post answering the question.

Competition closes at midnight on Sunday 19th January 2020. Three winners will be picked at random. The winners will be contacted directly, if we have not received a response from the winner in 24 hours the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. Read more

A quick ulcer check

13 January 2020

Ulcers continue to be an issue for many horses.
• Ad lib access to suitable forage is important, including in the paddock. If the grass is insufficient, hay will need to be put out.
• If you soak hay, not for more than one hour directly before feeding, or it builds up acid.
• Stress is an important contributor to ulcers. Horses need company, close physical contact, space and plenty to eat. Confinement, isolation and restricted forage all cause stress.
• Lucerne buffers acid better than grass. If your horse cannot tolerate lucerne, Sainfoin Pellets or Sainfoin Brix are excellent alternatives.
• Target Feeding, which is feeding directly before work, is important. A good scoop/0.5 kg or more of well-dampened Build & Shine is a good start. Feed directly after work, too. Read more

Holly and Connor

08 January 2020

“Connor is my 17hh, 15 year old Holsteiner gelding. We have been a partnership for 6 years now and currently compete successfully at 1.30m level (Division 1 class on the UAE national showjumping circuit). Last season we finished 2nd place in both the Division 2 (1.20-1.30m) end of season championship and also overall in the Emirates Longines Season League for 2018-19. We have finished in the top 6 every weekend so far this season and aim to compete in a few 1* and 2* international 130m classes over winter. Read more

New Year - New Supported Rider

06 January 2020

We are delighted to welcome Izzy Lane as our new supported rider for 2020.
Izzy is a talented young rider competing at Advanced Medium and BE100 on her two matching mares, Polly and Secret. Polly is a 16hh bay Hannovarian competing in dressage and Secret is a 16hh bay Irish Sport Horse competing in eventing.
Izzy plans to compete in BE Novice u18’s in 2020 with the aim of being on the Eastern Team for U18 Championships and then Juniors.
Izzy and her family have been feeding Simple System Horse Feeds for over 10 years. "I absolutely love Simple System feeds and I noticed the biggest difference in the horses when they were moved on to Simple System," says Izzy. "I would love to show people the difference good feed can make."
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Does size matter?

11 December 2019

It does when we are talking particle size in feeds! A good set of molars will grind food down to around 2mm. These pieces are good for the gut lining as they act a bit like an exfoliant, helping cell renewal. It also means the gut has some substance to work on. When feeds are processed and ground to a very fine meal before being pelleted, the particle size is tiny. This may impact on palatability and could affect digestion. Small particle size has also been associated with ulcers. Read more

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