News Archive - January 2017



Ulcers Ė a common problem, but why?

Posted by Stacey Riley on 31 January 2017

Stomach ulcers are very painful and very many horses have them. Wild horses donít so it must be something we do! They can be triggered, or exacerbated by, stress, travelling, long periods without food, insufficient forage, finely ground feeds, cereals and straw, for instance. Some medications can also trigger them.

There are basically three types. Those that occur in the bottom part of the stomach, which is where the acid normally occurs (glandular ulcers) are possibly more linked to stress. Read more

**WIN** £100 of Simple System feed!

Posted by Stacey Riley on 26 January 2017

We have partnered up with Chiltern and Thames Rider magazine to give away £100 of Simple System feed to one lucky winner!

To enter:
1. Like our Simple System Horse Feeds Facebook page and the Chiltern and Thames Rider Facebook page
2. Comment on the competition post which can be found on the Chiltern and Thames Rider Facebook page, attaching a selfie of you and your horse or pony.

Competition closes at midnight on 31st March 2017. One winner will be picked. Good luck! Read more

Winter Feeding Tips

Posted by Stacey Riley on 18 January 2017

Our Director of Nutrition, Jane van Lennep BSc., MSc., BHSI(SM Cert)., NPSD., shares advice on how to feed your horse this winter.

Forage first
Make sure your horse always has forage available to eat. Horses generate their heat through fermenting forages in the hindgut. By ensuring your horse has enough hay to eat, you will keep him warm in the coldest weather. Split hay rations into two or three piles spread evenly apart. Encouraging movement will keep your horse exercised, healthier and will help keep his joints in good condition. Read more

Party Time

Posted by Emma Jackman on 17 January 2017

Hi everyone,

Spirit and I have so far started out our New Year very well. We have our first demonstration booked in at Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre in Dursley Gloucestershire at 3pm on the 21st April! I will be signing copies of my book and telling my story of how horses have saved me. Tickets are £3 each on the door if anyone would like to come along, it would be awesome to see you! Read more

A very tricky time of year

Posted by Emma Jackman on 11 January 2017

Well Happy New Year to you all, I hope that you had a fantastic Christmas. Now itís back to work starting with a big thankyou to Simple System Horse Feeds for agreeing to sponsor us again in 2017. Such lucky girls!

We are all fighting frozen schools and trying to keep the horses in work with pre-season XC schooling and the Winter BD Regionals both on the horizon. Ehren hasnít been out for three months so we are planning to knock the dust off at BlueBarn in a few weeks. This could be a spectacular car crash but needs doing with the Regionals looming. I also think a practice run at Merrist Wood is in order. Last time I competed her there I very nearly fell off! Read more

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