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 'Weight Gain & Condition' .

  • Dengie's Conditioning Fibre Feeds Explained


    Some horses do not maintain their body weight easily and it can prove a real challenge to keep them at the perfect weight. Our nutrition team explain the benefits and features of each of the Dengie conditioning fibres feeds that are based on alfalfa.

  • Feeding for Condition

    Tracey Hammond,

    Some horses do not maintain their bodyweight easily and it can prove a real challenge to keep them in tip-top condition. Dengie nutritionist Tracey Hammond, MSc (Dist), provides some handy advice to help keep your horse looking its best.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Mastering Portion Control


    You need to weigh your horse’s feed in order to provide a balanced diet to keep your horse in perfect condition all year round.

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