ALFA-A LITE is a low starch fibre feed for working horses and ponies, made from pure alfalfa with added spearmint oil and a light molasses coating.
Alfa-A Lite is a high fibre feed providing 9MJ/kg of Digestible Energy, which is comparable to a high fibre cube
Low in starch, Alfa-A Lite is suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis
Rich in calcium, Alfa-A Lite is ideal for breeding and young stock
How To Get The Most Out Of Feeding With Dengie Alfa-A Lite
Alfa-A Lite can be fed as the sole energy source alongside a broad-spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement, such as one of the Dengie Natural Vitality Vits & Mins supplements or a feed balancer such as Dengie Alfa-A or Hi-Fi Balancer.
The alfalfa in Alfa-A Lite is dried at a very high temperature which helps to reduce mould. Efficient extraction processes ensure Alfa-A Lite has a low dust content making it ideal for promoting good respiratory health.
|Horse or Pony||Size Guide (hh)||Approx Weight (kg)||Light Work (kg/day)||Medium/Hard Work Or For Condition (kg/day)|
|Small Pony (eg: Shetland, Welsh A)||9–12.2||200||0.5||1.0|
|Medium Pony (eg: Exmoor, New Forest)||12.2–13.2||300||0.5||1.5|
|Large Pony (eg: Connemara, Welsh D)||13.2–14.2||400||1.0||2.0|
|Small Horse (eg: Arab, small TB)||14.2–15.2||450||1.0||2.0|
|Medium Horse (eg: TB, ID cross)||15.2–16.2||550||1.5||2.5|
|Large Horse (eg: Warmblood)||over 16.2||650||1.5||2.5|
One large Stubbs scoop = 400g
How Hard Are You Working Your Horse?
The amount and kind of work your horse or pony is doing is an important factor when calculating the quantity and type of feed to give. The energy requirements of most horses and ponies in light to medium work can be met by feeding a fibre based diet such as Alfa-A Lite. Just add Performance Vits & Mins or Alfa-A Balancer to balance the ration.
|Convalescence/Resting||Horses on box rest, or turned away.|
|Light work||Maximum of 1 hour per day hacking, mostly at walk with some trotting and cantering, or 30 minutes of schooling, mostly at the trot with some canter.|
|Medium work||Schooling, dressage, show-jumping, novice or intermediate 1 day eventing or hunting 1 day per week.|
|Hard Work||Advanced one day events. 3 day events, hunting 2 days per week, polo and all forms of racing.|
|Typical analysis (%) ‘as fed’|
Ingredients: Alfalfa, molasses, spearmint oil.
The visual appearance of the actual product may vary due to environmental conditions during growth and time of harvest.