News Archive - December 2012



End of 2012 Season

Posted by Oli Harris on 01 December 2012
Ones to Watch - Georgina Wood

Well what a season 2012 was. I have completed 19 One Day Events and One CIC*. It all started well with a bang at the JAS finals. Punch was 10th in the BE90 and 9th in the BE100. Lily was 5th in the BE100. Ozzie flew and was 2nd only on closest to the optimum time in the Novice. Two weeks later and Punch won at Tweseldown. A bit of drama with Lily was overcome for her to win the BE90 at Berkshire College and also win an unaffiliated BE90 at Borde Hill. All the horses finished their seasons with a double clear. The one affiliated event Ozzie did he would have been 2nd but was HC. I feel my highlights of the season are too numerous to mention having never won at BE before! But also completing Aldon 1* with Coco having had him only 4 months! A winter of some bigger show jumping and we will be raring to go next spring.I can't wait! Fingers crossed the weather plays ball and is kind to us and we will be away! Read more

LucieBrix & MeadowBrix - Horse Feed of the Month December 2012

Posted by Oli Harris on 01 December 2012
LucieBrix

When grazing is in short supply, bring grazing into the stable with our Brix. These compressed 1 kg blocks of forage should be fed whole and dry for your horse to gnaw on. Great boredom buster and a chance to get rid of some anger as well! They can be fed any time, and as with all our feeds, they are free from straw.

MeadowBrix are compressed blocks of mainly Timothy grass. Each block is around 1 kg in weight, so portion control is easy. You just give the m to the horse as they come, and your horse will enjoy getting his teeth into them. It gives them a satisfying gnaw and imitates grazing more closely than any other feed we know. You can use this amazing feed as a treat, a very quick and easy small meal replacer, late night top up or to replace some of the hay ration. Two MeadowBrix are equivalent to a good slice of hay from a normal small bale.

LucieBrix are similar but made from lucerne instead of grass. They have more protein and slightly higher feed value, but are lower in sugars. They are another high fibre feed and particularly good if your horse is sensitive to sugars or grass. They are also an ideal choice if ulcers are a concern, as the chewing and gnawing help to generate plenty of saliva and the feed itself buffers acid in the stomach and the caecum.

Two innovative feeds that will do your horse good as well providing some occupational therapy at a time of year when he needs it most. Or any time for that matter!

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