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Maintaining Condition without Fizz

Lisa Mancuso is an amateur eventer. She has two horses – ten-year-old ISH Prince Flynn, known as Flynn, and seven-year-old ISH Trigger IV, know as Trigger. Lisa and Flynn have competed successfully at BE100 level and qualified for the Mitsubushi Motors BE90 Grassroots Championships in 2016. It was a huge test, but they completed all three phases which was the aim; lots of smiles all round!


Trigger is a very different kettle of fish to Flynn as I learnt early on! It was November when Trigger arrived, he was in good condition and the plan was to start him Hi-Fi Molasses Free and play it by ear. We quickly realised he can be quite nervy and can lose condition fairly quickly, so I moved him on to Alfa-A Oil. This definitely helped, but he still wasn’t holding quite enough weight, so I decided to supplement this with some Alfa-Beet which has done the trick, all while maintaining a diet high in fibre and low in sugar and starch… win-win! Now we’ve got the diet right I have started increasing his workload in preparation for the 2018 Eventing season. We’ve already kicked this off with our first event together at Keysoe running in their 80cm arena eventing class. We managed a very respectable 32.25 dressage and a double clear to bring home 2nd; I think we have an exciting season ahead of us. Area dressage with the Riding Club next!

I really do love the Dengie products because they’re so simple and easy to use – no hidden ingredients and, more importantly, easy to understand nutrition labels.