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Gravenhorse Feeds

0344 8844850
07721 384508
07807 479495

Est 1983

Feeding Guide


The following chart will assist you in choosing the correct feed for your horse; if there is not a suitable Horseheath product a cost-effective alternative will be suggested.


Base Feed:
Green leafy material - primarily grass as grazing, hay or haylage. Horses all need to eat at very least 1.5% of their bodyweight as dry fibre to maintain healthy gut function & in practice will eat 2- 4%.
Your horse fit & well & performing satisfactorily?
No need for extra feed -  save your money & stop it getting too fat!
Your Horse Overweight?
See advice in Nutrition Problems section.
Your horse resting/in light work: just needs a top-up ?
Feed a long-fibre product e.g. chopped straw, grass or alfalfa chaff or similar, to encourage chewing. Add  low-energy high fibre nuts or  balancer or mineral & vitamin supplement  e.g.Hors-E-Vit™ or coarse mix e.g. Horseheath AntiLam™ Most horses in normal condition can tolerate some sugar in their diet; ponies less so. If too fat it should be avoided as far  as possible.
Your horse in medium/heavy work?
Feed products with a higher nutrient density e.g. Horseheath  BodyBuilda™ and/or Acceler>8™,  or Eas-E balancer™ or Competition Mix.

Your horse doing speed work?
e.g. S/J, Fast Driving, Racing, Polo etc… Competition Mix or BodyBuilda™ as base feed plus Acceler>8™, LinGold™, Cod liver oil, Cooked Linseed, Full-Fat Soya, rolled oats, Hors-E-Vit™, electrolytes, as required.
Your horse underweight & thin?
See Condition and Weight Loss.
Click HERE for advice about diet-related problems such as laminitis; condition; behaviour & temperament, gut disorders such as colic, scour (loose droppings) & ulcers; Cushing’s disease; skin & coat problems e.g hives & itching; cracked hooves; EMS (equine metabolic syndrome); PSSM  Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy - Azoturia - “Tying-up”; neuro-muscular disorders such as shivers, etc.


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Gravenhorse Feeds
Horseheath House, P.O. Box 811, Flitwick, Bedfordshire, MK45 9AU.

Telephone: 0344 8844850 / 07721 384508 / 07807 479495.

HORSEHEATH and other feed products are delivered direct, throughout Beds, Herts, Bucks and parts of adjacent counties, and also via selected merchants, as well as nationally and internationally by courier/carrier.


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