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TOP TIPS TO BEAT THE WINTER

TOP TIPS TO BEAT THE WINTER

When winter is upon us and the temperature is dropping, here are some top tips on how to keep your horse or pony as happy and comfortable as possible, once the winter weather arrives. Beat…

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Forage Replacers

Forage Replacers

Eventing Worldwide speaks to Dr Tom Shurlock about forage replacers and the need for them this winter after the hot drought conditions we’ve had this summer. This winter with a predicted shortfall of hay and…

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DODSON AND HORRELL – The Importance of Protein in the Equine Diet

DODSON AND HORRELL – The Importance of Protein in the Equine Diet

By Llinos Owen MSc, BSc (Hons), FDSc, Dodson & Horrell Nutritional Advisor. Protein is a vital nutrient necessary for the growth and repair of cells and body tissues. Protein is made up of chains of…

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SPILLERS – Feeding the young event horse

SPILLERS – Feeding the young event horse

By India Thomson, SPILLERS® Care-Line Nutritionist At the top level of every sport there are very small margins between winning and losing. Ensuring your horse has the best diet to enable them to perform at…

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Dodson & Horrell – Does a horse in hard work need feeding differently? 

Dodson & Horrell – Does a horse in hard work need feeding differently? 

Horses competing and training regularly have vastly different requirements to horses with lighter workloads. For horses where calorie content is mainly met by their fibre intake, a balancer is a brilliant way of ensuring your…

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CALMING AND SEDATION? 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CALMING AND SEDATION? 

There is a whole category of horse supplements (and now many feeds) that claim to help to keep your horse calm. So there is clearly a demand from riders to improve the behaviour of their…

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Tom McEwen – Preparing a horse for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Tom McEwen – Preparing a horse for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Training and preparing the event horse takes time, precision and dedication. Dodson & Horrell Brand Ambassador Tom McEwen is no stranger to this, with a string of talented horses, Tom has qualified not just one,…

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Matching Diet to Workload

Matching Diet to Workload

Matching your horse’s diet to his workload involves supplying the calories and nutrients he needs to maintain the desired body condition and fuel his work whilst keeping the diet balanced at all times. Forage First…

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CASTLE HORSE FEEDS – HAY v HAYLAGE

CASTLE HORSE FEEDS – HAY v HAYLAGE

  Hay v Haylage  Hay and haylage are the most common forms of preserved forage fed to horses in winter or when stabled. Whilst both provide a great source of fibre for horses, they have…