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An essential range for all horses and ponies, the Nettex Joint Care range of supplements is designed to help maintain healthy joints and muscles.
A healthy joint is much better equipped to cope with the effects of concussion and everyday wear and tear.
The Nettex Joint Care range is made up of a number of different supplements, each will offer fast, long lasting relief and ensure your horse is comfortable and allow him to move with greater mobility and flexibility.
Substi-Bute is a unique and innovative natural supplement. Available as a maintenance powder and a syringe.
Substi-Bute is a formulation which contains a unique combination of ingredients including Curcumin and vitamins C & E, which are thought to be vital anti-oxidants to help support joints and muscles.
Substi-Bute is ideal for all horses, from leisure horses and ponies, hunters, competition horses, polo ponies, showing, showjumping, dressage and older horses too. It can be fed daily and the syringe given before and after strenuous exercise.
Substi-Bute Impact Syringe may help to ease minor bumps and bruises, minimising time off and interference with a horse’s competition schedule. Substi-Bute Maintenance Powder is also ideal for older horses to help maintain comfort and quality of life.
Joint & Muscle Maintenance can be fed to horses and ponies of all ages and disciplines. Helping to maintain healthy joints and muscles is the key to helping reduce the consequences of everyday wear and tear.
The next generation of joint supplements, its V.I.P® formula works synergistically to provide highly bioavailable joint and muscle support to help maximise mobility.
Glucosamine and Chondroitin have long been known to be beneficial as building blocks of joints, however the inclusion of five isolates in Nettex V.I.P® So Sound means that less of the parent compound is required to gain the same effect.
The synergy of joint support, and herbal extracts for comfort will help your horse stay ‘So Sound’.
All Nettex nutritional supplements are tested for naturally occurring prohibitive substances.
To find out more visit www.nettexequine.com
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Finding the right supplement for your horse can be tricky. It might tick one box, but be lacking elsewhere. This is where the creators at Hack Up come in.
Created by List 4 British Dressage judge Alex Gingell, Hack Up's bespoke range uses pure and powerful ingredients to create tailor-made supplements that are specific to your horse.
“As an ex-international event rider, I wish I knew then what I know now,” says Alex. “The comfort of the horse, from digestion to supporting the musculoskeletal system, is vital to getting optimum performance.
"I used to advise professional riders and trainers on which individual ingredients to use for their individual horses and the amounts to feed according to the circumstances when I was with them at their yards."
This idea then developed into a website by Alex’s wife Jayne Gingell, where horse owners can build a supplement that is bespoke to their horse.
How your supplement is created
Hack Up creates supplements by asking a series of questions to build a picture of your horse’s overall wellbeing and individual situation as well as your ambitions as a rider to create bespoke formulations.
As the products are bespoke, they can be easily be changed and adapted to get improved results or emulate changes in the lifestyle or workload.
This digital system is based on pure experience, knowledge and horsemanship skills.
The Hack Up website also offers customers the benefit of spreading the cost of highly competitively priced products, as well as having monthly offers.
Exclusive competition for Your Horse readers
New customers get up to 30% extra FREE product (details throughout the website) and all new Your Horse website visitors who register with Hack Up will be included in a free prize draw to win a Hack Up Bespoke Jacket!*
Contact details for Hack Up at the bottom of this page
*Competition close date 31st March 2018. No minimum order required. Entries are drawn from new Hack Up registrations from Your Horse website visitors. Competition run by Hack Up Ltd.
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Find out more about Hack Up
Visit the website at hackup.co.uk
Hack Up Ltd. Grove Farm, Barrells Road, Thurston, Suffolk, IP31 3SG E: email@example.com T: 01359 308866 / 07771 924373.
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A high fibre diet is the best thing for your horse and so for a trouble-free winter take a look at this helpful advice from the team at Dengie...
The winter months are a true test of our dedication to our horses as we spend more time battling poached gateways, frozen taps and mucking out. The dark evenings leave less time for riding so it can feel like it’s all work and no play! Our horses and ponies will probably spend more time confined to their stable or a squelchy paddock over the winter and may need a nutritional helping hand to keep them healthy and happy.
Fibre as fuel
Fibre provides slow-release energy, making it the ideal way to provide your horse with enough energy, without the risk of over-excitement or fizziness.
Did you know that fibre can provide as much energy as mixes and cubes? For example, Dengie Alfa-A Original contains the same level of energy as a cool mix at 10MJ/kg but with about ten times less starch.
Oil is another slow-release energy source, and when combined with a good quality fibre, such as alfalfa in Dengie Alfa-A Oil, it can provide as much energy as a conditioning mix or cube, contains no added sugar and just 2% starch.
Winter weight loss
If your horse is carrying a little too much weight, winter presents the ideal opportunity for him to lose a few founds. Try not to be tempted to over-feed and over-rug your horse if he’s a good-doer. The best way to keep him warm is to feed plenty of low-calorie fibre feeds such as Dengie Hi-Fi Lite or Hi-Fi Good-Doer as heat is produced when fibre is fermented in the digestive system.
Keeping your horse hydrated
Feeding golden oldies
Winter feeding preparation is key for golden oldies, keep a close eye on their condition especially if you know they have lost weight in previous winters. Start feeding a little earlier as it’s much easier to keep weight on than trying to promote weight gain in the winter months. For those with poor teeth Dengie Meadow Grass with Herbs, Hi-Fi Senior and soaked products such as Alfa-Beet or Grass Pellets are highly digestible, promote weight gain and are soft and easy to chew.
Winter Feeding Tips
- Use fibre and oil as conditioning sources to help avoid over-excitable behaviour
- Fibre is the horse’s central heating system – keep your horse warm by feeding lots of fibre
- Use small-holed haynets to help keep your horse occupied and to make his forage ration last longer
- Use the winter months to help promote weight loss, if needed. Try not to over-rug or over-feed and try to keep exercising as much as the winter weather will allow
- Feed a high-fibre diet to help promote digestive health, maintain regular bowel movements and help reduce the risk of colic
Quality Grass All Year Round
As the nutritional value of grass decreases and turn out time is reduced, horses may start to lose condition. Why not bring the paddock into the stable with Dengie’s range of grass products.
Produced using the finest grasses grown by UK farmers, Dengie Meadow Grass with Herbs and Grass Pellets are made from 100% natural ingredients and are FREE from molasses, artificial preservatives, flavours and additives, cereals, straw and GM ingredients. Naturally sweet, high in fibre and highly digestible, Meadow Grass with Herbs can be used as a partial hay replacer or be included as part of the bucket feed. Grass Pellets are ideal for snack balls helping to keep the stabled horse occupied and provide natural foraging behaviour.
Contact the team
For advice, you can call the Dengie Horse Feeds Helpline on 0845 345 5115 and, to stay up-to-date with all the latest news follow @DengieHorseFeed on Twitter and @DengieHorseFeeds on Facebook.