If you have a horse with Insulin Resistance/Dysfunction or any other metabolic issue that requires a low sugar diet, you will be very particular about feeds you use and may also (it’s a very good idea) have an analysis done on your hay. Some analyses just have a figure for sugar, and others have a whole range of figures which can be very confusing. The following is a simplified overview of a confusing subject! Read more
The horse’s natural diet of grazing on the treeless plains and steppes is generally quite low in nutrition and also low in oil – around 2-3%. That oil on which the horse has successfully evolved has 4 times as much omega 3 as omega 6, so I do not think we are wrong in assuming that is the balance on which horses will best thrive.
Omega 3 is anti-inflammatory and so also aids healing. It is an important component of cell membranes. Omega 6 is pro-inflammatory and as such, will initiate the healing response, but not actually facilitate it. Read more
To celebrate our 25th birthday, we have partnered with our friends at Equilibrium Products to bring you this exciting competition. Enter for your chance to win a new Massage Mitt Hotspot (RRP £125) + £100 of Simple System Horse Feeds!
1. Like both Simple System Horse Feeds and Equilibrium Products Facebook pages
2. Comment on the competition post with the name of your horse who deserves a pamper session
Not on Facebook?
No problem! Email email@example.com with the name of your horse to enter.
Good luck! Read more
We are very sorry to say that we are out of stock of Sainfoin Pellets. Due to popular demand our Sainfoin has sold very quickly this year.
Our Sainfoin Pellets and Sainfoin Brix will be back in stock in the summer when our new crop of Sainfoin is harvested.
As an alternative we have plenty of Blue Bag Grass Pellets and MeadowBrix in stock. These are both are made from 100% Timothy grass Read more
We have been busy as usual with enquiries from customers who are concerned about their horses and we love being able to offer some suggestions that could help improve things for these horses. We are lately getting a lot of enquiries about suitable diets for horses with ulcers and also laminitis – these seem to be recurring issues which cause so much angst for horse owners. Feeding and appropriate management can make a big difference to horses’ recovery and avoiding future recurrence. Read more