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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,…

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…

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Haygain Ask the Vet, Part 1: Why is steamed hay important for a healthy horse?

Haygain Ask the Vet, Part 1: Why is steamed hay important for a healthy horse?

Written by Stephanie Davis, DVM It is easy to think that if your horse is healthy and has no outward sign of respiratory inflammation or disease, that steaming hay is not necessary. Of course, we…

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Castle Horse Feeds – Feeding the Older Eventer

Castle Horse Feeds – Feeding the Older Eventer

  Horses today are living longer and well into old age and many older horses are continuing to event and compete well into their late teens and sometimes beyond. If you are lucky enough to…

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HAYGAIN – Understanding and Recognising Fatigue in Horses

HAYGAIN – Understanding and Recognising Fatigue in Horses

By Dr. David Marlin What is fatigue? In the context of horse sport, we use fatigue to describe the inability of a horse to continue to perform at the desired level. This may be manifested…

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CASTLE FEEDS – Water, the forgotten nutrient…

CASTLE FEEDS – Water, the forgotten nutrient…

The right nutrition is essential to keep your eventer happy, healthy and performing well and good nutrition revolves around including the correct levels of nutrients. There are six so-called ‘essential’ nutrients in the horse’s diet:…

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HAYGAIN – Reducing the Incidence of IAD in Horses

HAYGAIN – Reducing the Incidence of IAD in Horses

 Inflammatory Airway Disease or IAD is a respiratory disease that typically affects young horses, as early as one year of age. This disease is tricky to diagnose as affected horses typically do not show increased…