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What is Molasses?
Molasses looks like Golden Syrup. It is the syrup that is left over from the sugar production out of sugar cane or sugar beet. Molasses is used a lot in horse feeds as it has a number of significant...More information
Is your horse or pony too hot/too energetic or too calm/too lethargic? In this article you will find a great deal of information about the causes and what you can do about it. We look at the horse’s circumstances...More information
Every now and then, your fields need rejuvenating. You can do that by completely seeding after ploughing the fields or by reseeding the existing grassland. Following are some tips and advice on grassland maintenance...More information
You exercise your horse seriously and regularly, your horse does not get too much hard feed and still, he is a good-doer. To instigate a tight diet seems to be the only option, but it is definitely not the best...More information
A lot of horses loose condition in winter. This could have been caused by, for instance, a worm infection, teeth problems, stress or pain. You have to call the vet when a horse looses weight very quickly. But more...More information
The way horses eat in the wild
The horse’s environment determines the behaviour it shows. Our horses cannot choose what they want to do at any specific moment. The horse as a pet cannot decide by itself when...More information
Through bowel movements and urination the horse gets rid of materials that the digestive tract cannot digest or use as building blocks. The kidneys transport the liquid waste products via the urine, and the intestines...More information
The coat protects your horse from injuries, heat, sunrays or cold.
The sebum, an oily secretion of the sebaceous gland, which helps to preserve the flexibility of the hair, makes the coat water-repellant.
When we are breathing, air enters the body through either the mouth or nose, travels through the muscular pharynx, or throat, down the trachea, and into the bronchial tree of the lungs until it reaches the smallest...More information
Before the various ingredients for our products arrive at the factory we have already conducted a comprehensive research. First we do a visual inspection to make sure that the ingredients look like they’re...More information
Each horse has it’s own eating habits. Some really enjoy their feed and are at ease when eating. Others kick the stable wall the moment their neighbour only looks in their direction. In the case that your...More information
Sometimes horses eat sand or manure, and generally there is a reason for that behavior. As soon as you’ve discovered what that reason is, you can find a solution.
Sometimes horses...More information
It is clear that good roughage is not a guarantee for sufficient magnesium intake. Supplementing magnesium with hard feed is needed. But which hard feed provides sufficient magnesium? Dr. Kees Kalis explains that...More information
Good hoof-care is essential for your horse. Many hoof disorders are the result of insufficient care and/or insufficient exercise. Hoof-care should start in the young foal.
Aside from the hereditary factors, the...More information
Looking after your horse’s feet is essential for your horse. A lot of problems with hooves stem from bad care and/or insufficient movement. Movement is extremely important for the development of healthy feet,...More information
We all know that the oil from linseed, gives your horse a beautifully shiny coat. But did you know that linseed also contains many healthy unsaturated fats such as linolic acid? And that linseed in combination with...More information
Some might consider the term "happy athlete" as a cliché, however there is a lot to be said for keeping your horse happy. After all, a happy horse shows less stress and therefore performs better....More information
There are several ways to see or feel if your horse is too heavy or too thin. Look at your horse from behind, or feel his ribs. Your horse has the perfect weight when you cannot see his ribs, but you can feel them...More information
Injuries occur in every sport. It happens to people as well as horses. A horse is considered lame when pain causes him to alter the usual weight distribution on one or more limbs.
Lameness can be the result of...More information
There are many different types of bedding on the market, for instance straw, Aubiose (hemp), wood shavings, AquaMax or MegaSorb (both made of wood pulp). Which one do you use and why?
There are several reasons...More information
You often hear that horses get too ‘hot’ when they are fed oats. After reading the above that makes sense. Oats contain a lot of carbohydrates, which is broken down to sugar, which is quickly available...More information
A variety of building blocks in the horse feed contribute to the health of your horse. Roughage and concentrates contain nutrients that supply energy and take care of the recovery and growth of the body.
The complicated digestive tract of a horse is susceptible for disorders. In the following paragraphs we take a closer look at several disorders. We will also explain how you can recognize these disorders, what you...More information
Let’s do a little test. Grab a handful of horse feed: pellets or muesli. You have it?
You now have15 different ingredients in your hand! The main ingredients for horse feed are grains, especially...More information
Native breeds are well known for becoming overweight quickly. You don’t want your pony to be too fat before you go to a show or grading. Many horse owners put their animals on a diet only a few weeks before...More information
To understand why the digestive system of the horse is the way it is, we have to go back a long way in time. The first horses roamed the tundra’s in big herds. The animals were on the move continuously and...More information
The heart and vascular system carry important products through the body, such as oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, waste products, hormones and heat. The vascular system carries the blood to every part of the body....More information
Horses in the wild use about 60% of their time foraging for food. Grazing is their main method of consumption. In the winter they ad bark, branches and roots to their diet. And for a short time, seasonal vegetation...More information
When you walk into the barn or look out to the pasture, you often know right away what’s going on. More often than not your horse will be exited to see you, but – just like people – horses sometimes...More information
Of all the components of your horse’s diet, protein is probably the most misunderstood. Long assumed to function as an energy source for the body, protein mainly functions to provide amino acids (the building...More information
‘What should I feed my horse?’ this is one of the most frequently asked questions to our nutritionists. The subject of horse feed is not an easy one, as sport horses have different feed requirements...More information
Muesli for horses, are there truly any benefits? What distinguishes muesli from pellets? Is it possible to find sugar-free muesli? Many people only dare to give a handful of muesli because of fear for overweight....More information
Both nutrition and training have a major influence on the functioning of the muscles. But how do muscles actually work? Which nutrients can influence this? And how can you give your horse extra support in building...More information
Is your horse too thin? A horse with a hollow appearance behind the ribs, at the flanks, is an indication of a roughage deficiency. If you can see your horse’s ribs and the hindquarters have a hollow appearance...More information
Different building blocks in feed contribute to your horse’s health. Both roughage as well as concentrated feed contains nutrients that supply energy and ensure recovery and growth of the horse’s body....More information
Senior horses, from 18 years of age onwards, will often have problems with their body weight. The body no longer absorbs the nutrients easily and teeth problems often play a role too. Fortunately, there is a lot...More information
Just as in people, overweight in horses is not healthy. A growing number of horses in the Europe are too fat and this increases the risk for conditions such as insulin resistance. What is insulin resistance, how...More information
Foals and young horses grow enormously during the first years of their lives. A basic pellet will not meet the nutritional needs, but what does?
Feeding advice for young horses
After foals have been weaned,...More information
It is very important for foals to grow in a responsible way. Growing too little is not good, but growing too fast is not good either. When the feed contains a high level of energy and proteins, the foal will grow...More information
Laminitis is for a horse a very painful condition, of which an inflammation in the hoof due to a severe metabolic disorder causes problems. How do you recognize a horse with laminitis? What are the causes of this...More information
Why are vitamin E and selenium important for horses?
Waste materials are released in every form of work; just as a car produces exhaust gases when burning fuel, a muscle produces waste products when working....More information
It is not always a pleasant period when your horse is moulting. Hairs fly everywhere and they often stick to everything. Additionally, the moulting season takes up a lot of energy from your horse or pony....More information
Horses can handle warm weather well because they can lose the warmth by sweating. When a horse loses sweat, he doesn’t only lose moisture, but also body salts, in other words electrolytes. Those electrolytes...More information
Sweet itch is a very annoying illness. Your horse gets crazy about the itchy and beside, everyone is dreaming of a horse with beautiful, thick manes. Luckily there are a lot of ways to help a horse with sweet itch,...More information
Roughage is the staple in a healthy diet for a horse, which you supplement with concentrates when needed. However, the amount of vitamins, minerals and trace elements that a horse takes in, is often not sufficient....More information
What is colic?
Colic is a form of pain in the abdomen. In the horse’s digestive tract, obstructions, cramps, excessive gas accumulation or displacements can occur, often resulting in colic.
Cause of...More information
You can diagnose diarrhoea in horses by loose or liquid stools, the frequent passing of stools and a dirty tail and buttocks. The most important thing is to ensure your horse doesn’t become dehydrated! But...More information