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How to use slow feed hay nets for horses

By Cynthia Cooper Have you ever wondered if there’s a better way to use slow feed hay nets? There are so many options, choices and methods to consider that will keep your nets from being torn, lost, rolled under a fence, drowned in the mud or buried in sand! Different ways of using slow feed hay […]

New Super Tough Round Bale Hay Nets

Round Bale Hay Net

Do you have destructive horses?  We have a solution – the new Super Tough 6cm Round Bale Hay Net – the first Australian design and the best! In response to customer demand, we’ve increased the strength of our round bale 6cm hole nets from a 48 ply twine to a 60 ply twine. This much thicker […]

Hoof Xtra Mineral Mix could help horses & ponies prone to laminitis

Developed by Carol Layton from Balanced Equine, the Hoof Xtra Mineral mix came about after horse owners requested a mix which offers the nutrients that benefit horses who are either laminitic prone or diagnosed as insulin resistant (IR), also known as Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) or chronic laminitis. What is Insulin Resistance (IR)? This is […]

Small hole hay nets extend hay feeding times.

The dilemma facing many equine owners who need to confine them or provide an alternative to grass,  is how to offer free choice hay without over-feeding, and extending the time they take to eat it. Thanks to the availability of slowfeeder hay nets with small holes they have largely solved the issue, however the net and hole size influences […]

Restricting Forage is Incredibly Stressful

By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Choose a different method to help your horse lose weight Stress = Obesity. That’s right. Stress is keeping your horse fat. And the main source of stress for most horses? Restricting forage. The very thing most people do to try to help their horse lose weight actually causes the same […]

Horse Behaviour Linked to Poor Nutrition

By Cynthia Cooper. Natural nutrition must be our first priority for keeping a horse healthy, both physically and mentally. Many health issues can be attributed to poor nutrition and that includes behavioural problems. Back in the days when I was instructing full time, I used to think ‘training’ could solve almost all issues. Then I realised […]

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