Food For Thought

By: Horse Deals

Food For Thought
Food For Thought

Change of diet helps young show hack

Samantha Osborne is looking forward to the 2010 show season with her large hack, Traemarr Seattle.

In December 2008, Samantha bought the four-year-old "Frazier", but he was very insecure and defensive, with a tendency to spook and become distracted.

After hearing good reports about Mollichaff Calmer, a complete fibre feed aimed at calming "fizzy" animals, Samantha decided to give it a try.
"Three weeks after I got him, I put Frazier on Mollichaff Calmer, which he loves, and at the same time increased his workload.

"I wanted to be able to keep on top of his attitude, but I needed to build up his muscle and topline and get him to put on a little weight," said Samantha.

The results speak for themselves. Frazier’s attitude changed dramatically and he began to get on with his job.
By May 2009, the pair went to their first show, where they not only won their class but also took the championship.

They won again at their second show and Frazier qualified for the Royal London and Equifest.
"My feed bills have been reduced significantly, as I no longer have to buy different feed and supplements. I just feed Mollichaff and plenty of good quality forage," said Samantha, who has now started doing dressage, indoor jumping and
cross-country with Frazier.

Spillers produces product guide

SPILLERS® has introduced a product guide designed to help owners to select the right feed. It explains common feeding issues and presents the feeds that best address them.
The guide makes it simple to understand how and why the formulation and purpose of each feed differs. Products are grouped into categories such as feeds for the laminitis-prone animal, non-heating, competition, senior and conditioning feeds.

At the back of the guide is a handy chart summarising the nutritional analysis of each product, to make it quick and easy to compare the formulation of each feed.

To order your free copy or for further information and free nutritional advice, telephone the SPILLERS® Care-Line on 01908 226626 or e-mail
For more information visit

TopSpec launches two new chops

Feed company TopSpec has launched two new natural fibre chops, TopChop Lite and TopChop Alfa, designed to be fed with the company’s other products.
TopChop Lite is made from alfalfa and oat straw, with a light dressing of soya oil and real mint. It is formulated for good doers that need weight control.

TopChop Alfa also has a light dressing of soya oil and real mint and is suitable for working horses, broodmares and youngstock.
For free nutritional advice, contact the helpline on 01845 565030 or visit

Feed companies join forces

Baileys Horse Feeds has become the UK animal health and nutrition partner for next year’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Baileys joins 53 like-minded companies from around the world, all of which already work with Alltech.
Marketing manager Jane Buchan said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for us to highlight how Baileys and Alltech work together to the benefit of our customers’ horses."