News Archive - October 2012

PuraBeet - Horse Feed of the Month - November 2012

Posted by Oli Harris on 31 October 2012
Purabeet Offer

PuraBeet is a wonderful feed for the winter. It is really economical and goes a very long way as it soaks up to around six times its original volume. Use it as part of a complete soft diet for oldies with dental issues, as partial hay replacer and as a bulker for feeds and to extend eating time.

PuraBeet is a good source of soluble fibre and is very easily digested. It is much better than bran for making a mash, has good quality protein (though it has to be said, not in large amounts!) and is a very good source of calcium. It is naturally very low in sugar as all that can be, has all been taken out at the sugar factory. Horses like the taste so it can be useful for disguising medicines or just encouraging a good appetite. It is safe for horses that tie up, those with metabolic issues and laminitis. It will not cause hotting up. We add nothing to our PuraBeet.

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Joint Eclipse - Horse Feed of the Month October 2012

Posted by Oli Harris on 05 October 2012

Autumn’s chilly grip means that for our senior horses, aching joints may start to get stiff. It might be the cold, the damp or being indoors and not moving around so much – whatever the reason, older horses may not be finding this month an easy one as they adjust to another winter coming. If you feel your horse needs a little extra support, it is well worth considering Joint Eclipse as an extra to the feed. We know it works because our trial horses did very well on it, but some independent research carried out from Warwick University is proving its effectiveness, too. Although we still do not have the final results, initial results show that the trial horses, (some of whom were quite, well, er, old!) developed a longer stride with a wider range of movement. Not only are the measurements looking good, but some of these horses even feel a lot better to ride. Read more

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