With the eventing season in full flow, we chat with sponsored rider, Ben Leathers, about what he’s up to. 1. How many horses do you have in work at the moment? I currently have 3 horses in competition with a further 3/4 that I train for owners. 2. Where are you based and what’s the … Continued
By: Dr Catherine Dunnett BSc, PhD, R.Nutr Dietary protein is one of the most talked about elements of a horses’ diet. Whilst the level of protein in the diet is important for growth and repair, it is the least important source of energy to an athletic horse when compared to starch, fibre and oil. Our fixation with protein has over the years led to its excessive intake being cited as the cause of many ‘ills’ in horses. This reputation is largely undeserved, as protein intake per se is unlikely to be the major culprit.
Check out Sponsored 4* Event Rider, Rebecca Howard’s recipe for success, powered by Keyflow Feeds.
By: Louise Scott BSc (Hons) – Keyflow Junior Nutritionist When feeding horses it is easy to forget that often ‘less is more’ in terms of concentrates and to overlook the importance of fibre in a horses’ diet. Horses are naturally trickle feeders designed to have a constant flow of fibre running through their digestive tract, … Continued
Son of Show Jumping royalty, Keyflow rider Jack Whitaker, is taking on the circuit with full force. At only 15 years old, Jack juggles his school work with riding and travelling the world to compete alongside his Dad, Michael Whitaker. With an extremely promising future ahead, we chat to Jack about what he’s been up to … Continued
Omega 3 (especially long chain) is magical stuff – it helps support respiratory systems, coat and skin condition, joint support and fertility. Need a cooling conditioner? Oil is an excellent, starch free source of slow release calories. Introduce oil slowly and avoid a messy box! Some horses can get loose droppings from too much oil, … Continued
As the early nights begin to arrive it’s time to think about getting your horse ready to begin the season. With much to consider, Keyflow Feeds have asked International Rider Sir Mark Todd to put together his top tips for getting your horse competition ready. From nutrition to planning, schooling to scheduling Mark’s advice will … Continued
By: Dr Catherine Dunnett BSc, PhD, R.Nutr Moving Towards the Competition Season At this time of year we are optimistically looking forward to Spring, hoping we have left the worst of the winter weather behind us. We are all looking forward to riding more as the weather improves and the professionals and other active competitors … Continued
Keyflow Feeds is pleased to announce for the second year running, the top 3 horses released on the annual British Eventing Points Board are all fed on Keyflow Feeds. For 2016, Leonidas II (Mark Todd), Classic Moet (Jonelle Price) and Ringwood Sky Boy (Tim Price), took the top three positions.
By: Louise Scott BSc (Hons) – Keyflow Technical Sales Assistant Gastric Ulcers are common in the equine population, effecting 37% of leisure horses in the United Kingdom. This figure increases to 63% in performance horses and as much as 93% of racehorses that may suffer from the condition within their career.