Horses have very specific dietary needs because they are herbivores, and have a unique digestive system, quite different from ours.

Their long digestive tract requires a high-fibre diet that is consumed in small amounts over a long time period.

Rather than a few large meals like humans, horses eat lots of small meals.

In this blog we will be discussing some of staples that should feature in every horse’s diet to always make sure they healthy and strong. 

Grass & Hay 

Grass and hay are the main staple of every horse’s diet as they are the most accessible.

Horses are grazing animals so this makes sense.

Grass hay is lower in protein and energy than legume hay — but higher in fibre, which can make it a good choice for many horses.

At Lawson Animal Feeds, we offer Hay Nets at an affordable price which makes sourcing the food much easier.  

Mixes 

Mixes are perfect for anyone looking to give their horses or ponies a good quality course mix that is non-heating yet still provides many of the vital vitamins and minerals for their horse or pony all for an incredible price.

The Pegasus mix excludes oats, but still gives an open cereal texture which many horses enjoy and makes the feed more enjoyable to eat.

It is great quality food at a fantastic low price! 

Chaff 

Chaff in equine feed terminology is just another word for chopped hay.

Mixing chaff with concentrates (sweet feed, pelleted feed, and other grains) has one main purpose: it forces your horse to chew more thoroughly.

Pegasus Chaff is an ideal feed for bulking out, extending eating time and supporting healthy digestion.

This economical chaff contains quality dust extracted straw and a low sugar coating to provide bulk without adding excess calories to the diet.

It also contains real garlic to eliminate the need for additional supplementation.

An alternative chaff is the Mollichaff Show Shine which has a cherry flavouring giving a delicious taste and smell for your equine friends.  

At Lawson Animal Feeds, we offer a wide range of horse products to keep them looking and feeling fantastic. 

From hamster to horse – Lawsons has the expertise and products to help maintain and pamper your pets. 

For all of your equine needs and much more, visit our website: www.lawsonanimalfeeds.co.uk or call us on 01740 565185 for more information.