Is your horse or pony feeling a little fresh and excitable after the long winter? It’s always important to look at your management routine and environment to ensure that any potential stressful situations are kept to a minimum before relying on a change to the diet. Fizzy behaviour may also be due to pain from being ridden in poorly fitting tack or from teeth that need attention so this should be checked out too.
Then make sure you feed your horse the correct amount of feed he needs for the work he is doing. It can be easy to overestimate your horse’s workload and feed a product that’s too high in digestible energy. For example, if your horse is only going for a 30 minute hack two or three times a week, you are likely to experience problems if you are feeding recommended amounts of a cereal-based competition mix! For a sharp horse, a low starch, high fibre product would be much more appropriate in this scenario, and far less likely to result in over-exuberant behaviour.
Mollichaff Calmer Complete is a complete fibre feed formulated for nervous or fizzy horses. The calming horse feed contains a balanced blend of fibre pellets, oat straw, dried grass, herbs, soya oil, limestone and trace elements, and it can be used as the sole bucket feed when fed at the recommended levels as it contains a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement.
It includes elevated levels of magnesium along with camomile, lemon balm and mint, to help relax your horse, plus vitamins B1 and B12 which are known to help decrease anxiety by exerting a calming influence on the horse.
It’s suitable for all horses and ponies, including those prone to laminitis, as it’s low in sugar and starch providing limited controlled energy from high quality, digestible fibre and oil-based ingredients.
Throughout February, March and April we have a special promotion offering £2 off a bag of Mollichaff Calmer Complete (in participating stockists, whilst stocks last), so don’t miss out!