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Ask Tess Carmichael : How is composed the feeding program of your horses?

Ask Tess Carmichael : How is composed the feeding program of your horses?
Thanks a lot for the answer! 😊
Hi Catarina

I strongly believe in feeding a lot of forage (hay and haylage) and less concetrates (pony nuts, mixes etc.) My horses get haylage in the morning and evening and hay for lunch and at late check. They also go in the field every day when they’re at home. I think it’s important for them to get some sort of forage regularly.

They get a hard feed for breakfast and dinner and a small feed for lunch. The amount and what they get depends on their workload and their character!

With competition horses we keep them quite differently to how they are designed to live in the wild. All my competition horses are also on Succeed, which is a digestive conditioning program to help keep their stomachs feeling good which helps support all aspects of their overall health.

We also feed other supplements to support their joints and they are all on oil and garlic.

Thanks for your question!
Tess ☺