Friendly Feed Advice

Here at Dengie we understand that feeding your horse or pony can sometimes be confusing and getting the balance right can be tricky! We're here to help you with articles and information from our nutrition experts to keep you up to date with the latest information.

You can click on the links on the left or use the drop down menu for further information and guidance on a range of feed related topics. Should you have a particular query or a more complicated feeding issue call our friendly Feedline on 0845 345 5115. Or why not use our new feature and chat on-line to one of our nutritionists? Click the link, top right on this page, to start your conversation!

Alternatively click here to fill out a form to send to our nutrition team, who will in return put together a personalised feeding plan for your horse or pony.

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  • Feeding the Youngster

    Katie Wiliams,

    It is a long standing joke that only fools breed horses as it is rarely a profitable venture and is hugely demanding on your time and energy. However if you have taken the decision to breed from your mare or are buying a youngster for the future, getting their nutrition right may help to avoid some of the potential pitfalls that can occur.

  • Keeping Condition

    Katie Wiliams,

    As winter takes its toll, keeping a horse in condition can be a challenge to many owners - particularly those with poor doers and fussy eaters that can soon begin to lose weight in the colder weather. Dengie senior nutritionist Katie Williams has put together some handy advice and product information to help keep horses and ponies in good shape at this time of year

  • Study questions hay net ‘benefits’


    Research by a Writtle College student showing that small-holed hay nets do little to prolong feeding times and even cause frustration in some horses has made the nutrition team at Dengie Horse Feeds question the effectiveness of using them.

  • Feeding for Success!

    Katie Wiliams,

    Dengie senior nutritionist Katie Williams, MSc (Dist), looks at the importance of maintaining the correct feed-work ratio as you prepare for the competition season ahead.

  • Fuelled by Fibre

    Katie Wiliams,

    Most horse owners appreciate the essential role fibre plays in the leisure horse's diet, as forage and fibre-based bucket feeds. But fibre also makes an excellent basis for performance horse's rations and the research is starting to prove it.

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