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.

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  • 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.

  • Bust the Stress of Bonfire Night


    Remember, remember the fifth of November – and a week or so either side – can be a really anxious time for horses and ponies, so it’s really important that we do as much as we can to help. 

  • Preparing for the Colder Months


    Planning your horse’s feeding regime for the months ahead is key to keeping him in great shape and good health throughout the winter. Members of the Dengie nutrition team have put together these handy hints and tips to help you. . .

  • When Size Really Does Matter

    Katie Wiliams,

    Is a handful of this, a spoonful of that and a sprinkle of the other a good enough way to prepare our horse’s feed? Dengie provides a handy guide to mastering portion control.

  • 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.

  • Stress Free, Natural Feeding


    Research shows that low-fibre diets and stress can contribute to gastric ulcers. Dengie Healthy Tummy is a nutritionally complete fibre feed includes the latest ingredients known to promote optimum digestive health.

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