Feeding for the Competition Season
When the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, many horse owners and equine enthusiasts tend to do a lot more with their horses and ponies. However, how many of us change our feeding regime in the summer compared to the winter months? A lot of horse owners tend to feed more during the summer, however, the one golden rule to remember is ‘feed in accordance to work done’.
If you overfeed your horse, it can lead to an overload of starch intake as well as other complications, and not to mention the waste of feed not being broken down by the horse. Whether you are feeding for high level competition or for light work, its imperative to make sure your horse is getting the most from his diet.
In this blog series, we will look at the additional supplements that you could feed your horse to help them to maintain a healthy and efficient digestive system. This blog will look at concentrated feed balancers.
Concentrated feed balancers
One of the best ways to ensure that your horse is getting the best from his diet, is to feed a concentrated feed balancer. This will give nutritional support to the gut and help to optimise digestive function. As the cornerstone of health in the horse, when the gut is functioning correctly, it will undoubtedly reflect in his condition and performance.
A good balancer provides a balanced supply of high quality vitamins, minerals and micronutrients to support general health and vitality on a daily basis.
NAF produce a highly effective and highly popular feed balancer. Their aim is to put balance back into the diet and to optimise the horses health. The NAF five star optimum feed balancer will restore and maintain a five star condition, topline and health, maximise the nutritional value of the daily feed ration, and optimise the health and efficiency of the digestive system. This feed balancer comes in pellet form, meaning it is easy to add to your horses normal feed, or can also be fed by itself from the hand. The pellets are formulated to complement either a high fibre low concentrate or performance diet.