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!

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Showing articles for category 'Competition / Performance' .

  • Hot Stuff!

    Katie Wiliams,

    Hot weather, increased workload and more time on the road travelling to competitions can all increase the risk of dehydration. Dengie Senior Nutritionist Katie Williams, MSc (Dist), provides some top tips for preventing this. . .

  • Fibre First for Competition

    Katie Wiliams,

    We believe that feeding fibre, feeding little and often - and feeding weight - are key to achieving optimal health and performance for your horse or pony.

    Our nutrition team explain why and how.

  • Keep Hydrated with Dengie Alfa-Beet


    Stay hydrated with Dengie Alfa-Beet this competition season. A high-fibre, low sugar and starch conditioning feed. The combination of alfalfa and unmolassed sugar beet pulp provides 'slow release' energy in the form of highly digestible fibre, it’s also ideal for helping to keep the competition horse hyrated.

  • Getting your horse ready for competition


    If you are competing your horse, you may be thinking about a change to your horse’s feeding regime, but what changes do you need to make? The Dengie Nutrition team explain.

  • Upping the Energy

    Tracey Hammond,

    You’ve gone up a gear with your horse's workload, so how do you know if your horse needs a higher energy feed? The Dengie nutrition team talk you through how to determine which type of feed to use.

  • 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

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