As the lockdown is due to ease, many of us are looking forward to taking our horses out and about, whether that’s for some training at a clinic, the first competition of the season, or a fun ride to the beach!
Our experienced team of feed technical nutritional advisors are gearing up for a busy few months of attending clinics and yard visits to support you and your horses, If you want one of our experienced feed advisors to attend your clinic, click here.
As our horses’ workload increases, we ask more from them. We need to consider multiple factors:
Are they ready?
Making some vital checks can help prepare your horse for the next stage in his or her training.
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Great relationships with your team are there to help to ensure the health and well-being of our equine partner during these busy months!
Their dietary needs must be considered, tired horses, those lacking energy or stamina may be at risk of trips, knocks and strains and causing injury. As you make your new season checks, please get in touch with one of the friendly Keyflow Team and see if any tweaks need to be made to ensure your horse is receiving the best diet possible for his or her specific needs!
To feed for energy without fizz, oil is a great option for many horses. If you are planning an outing and need energy specifically for that event, a trip to the gallops or XC training, but don’t necessarily need extra energy all of the time; strategic feeding is a great way of providing this – by giving your horse additional energy before a big event, without needing to feed the energy giving feed all of the time. You can read more about strategic feeding in next weeks mail.
Complete feeds such as Stay Cool and Maestro, or balancers such as Perfect Balance and Nurture Pro, are great options for horses in work – unsure of which one is most suited to your horse’s needs?
Keyflow has a busy week on social media next week. We are pleased to be supporting the Equine Grass Sickness (EGS) Awareness Week! We’ll be posting information provided by vets, which will include the types, signs and symptoms of EGS. They’ll be success stories, featuring a particularly cute pony called Stripe, but also the harsh reality of EGS. Keep a look out on our Facebook page for this informative week!
We are also supporting BETA Feed Week. The British Equestrian Trade Association (BETA) has their Feed Awareness Week annually to help horse owners understand and improve their knowledge of equine nutrition and cast away any feeding myths. Running from March 27 to April 4, 2021, the UK initiative is supported by a number of leading brands including British Horse Feeds. The focus is to work with BETA in providing sound nutritional advice from qualified nutritionists and experts, and focusing on good feeding practices.