🌟 TICKET GIVEAWAY 🌟 Win a pair of tickets to the Royal Windsor Horse Show. We have a pair of Royal Windsor Horse Show General Entry tickets valid for Friday 10th May 2019 to give away. To enter: 1. Like Simple System Horse Feeds Facebook page. 2. Comment on the competition post by tagging the person you would take with you if you win! Competition closes at midnight on Thursday 2nd May 2019. One winner will be picked at random. The winner 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. Good Luck! Read more
After a quiet winter I have been gradually building up Libby's fitness in preparation for another attempt at the Mitsubishi Motors at Badminton horse trials at the start of May. Our goal is to improve on last years results when we completed but Libby got rather bogged down in the mud on cross country day. It would be nice if the weather was a little kinder this year. As Libby is an experienced pony who knows her job well we are trying to get her there fresh and raring to go rather than to over prepare. Read more
🌟 WIN 🌟 a 10kg bag of MetaSlim by answering the question below.
MetaSlim is specially formulated for horses and ponies prone to what?
2) Getting muddy
3) Losing a shoe
1. Like Simple System Horse Feeds Facebook page.
2. Comment on the competition post answering the question.
Competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 3rd April 2019. One winner will be picked at random. Good luck! Read more
We’ve been really busy with SJ clinics and another super day Arena Eventing schooling at Pyecombe. We’ve also had three pre-season XC schools at LMEQ, Munstead and Tweseldown. Millie’s event season starts on Saturday and she is quite beside herself!
Rodney has come back into work and has had his first outing to the Four Elms SJ clinic. He was very well behaved. He is a very different kettle of fish to his little sister. He is mostly really laid back but gets himself into quite a pickle if he doesn’t understand something. The young lad also has a bit of a temper when he thinks he’s being hard done by. The funniest thing has been with our new arena mirrors. He is completely obsessed with the handsome bay dude! Read more
Before the grass starts growing too vigorously, it is a good time to reseed patches in your pasture that have been denuded over winter. A little extra grass seed spread in early spring can make a big difference to your grazing. There is not often any need to plough up and reseed from scratch – it is expensive, time consuming and can take even years to establish a strong turf. Paddocks in need of a spruce up should be grazed down then harrowed to loosen the surface and iron out lumps or bumps. New seed can then be broadcast by hand, or drilled very shallow. Then, ideally, roll to establish good contact with the soil. Keep the horses off it for at least 6 weeks, until there is good growth. March and April are good months to do this but by May and June, weeds and other grasses will be growing so vigorously as to shade out new growth. If you miss the spring time to reseed, there is another window in August and September, but avoid periods of dry weather. Read more