Friendly Feed Advice

Dengie understands that sometimes feeding your horse or pony can 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.


  • Off the Track

    Tracey Hammond,

    Traditional racehorse diets are high in starch and low in fibre, which has an impact on the health and efficiency of the digestive tract. Here the Dengie Nutrition team talk you through how to create the right nutrition plan for your ex-racer.

  • Dispelling the Ex-Racer Myths

    Tracey Hammond,

    As the proud owner of an ex-racehorse, you are likely to hear lots of myths and misconceptions about them, not least when it comes to feeding. Here, we dispel a few of the most common myths

  • A Weighty Issue

    A recent British Riding Clubs survey found that 44% of owners don’t know the weight of their horse. Having an accurate knowledge of what your horse weighs is vital, not only for effective administration of drugs such as wormers but also for calculating feed rations. However, it is surprisingly easy to over- or under-estimate how heavy our horses are.

  • Conditioned to Win

    Tracey Hammond,

    One of the key concerns of performance horse owners when choosing a feeding regime is whether it will provide enough energy for the work being done. Dengie nutritionist, Tracey Hammond explains below how to condition score your horse to gauge the effectiveness of their feeding program.

  • Coping with Cushing's (PPID)

    Nothing says 'Cushing's' more than a tell-tale long, curly coat and recurring bouts of crippling laminitis. It's the most common hormonal disorder to affect older horses. Here are five simple steps that the nutrition team have complied to help ensure your Cushing's sufferer stays fit and healthy.

  • Feeding for Weight Management

    Tracey Hammond,

    Thank you to Blaircourt Equine Veterinary Clinic for organising an excellent, well attended client evening and for inviting Dengie Nutritionist Tracey Hammond along to talk about Laminitis, EMS & PPID: Feeding for Weight Management. There were some excellent questions at the end of the presentation and so we thought we would share some of them with you

  • Top Tips for Battling the Bulge

    Katie Wiliams,

    You might think your horse is in good condition, but take another look to be sure that he’s not carrying a little excess weight. If he needs to shift a few pounds, now is the perfect time. Here are a few handy hints to help him on the way.

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