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Sugar is often in the spotlight and a subject of debate so why not put your knowledge of sugar in a horse’s diet to the test by completing our quiz? The answers can be found at the bottom of the page.

Take the sugar test!

1. Molasses is 100% sugar: True or false?

2. Which contains more sugar: One Stubbs scoop of cubes containing 5% sugar, one Stubbs scoop of chaff containing 5% sugar, or do they both contain the same amount of sugar?

3. Some horses are allergic to sugar: True or false?

4. How much sugar does 1 carrot (100g) contain? 7.5g, 25.5g or 50.5g?

5. What is the largest source of sugar in a horse/ pony’s diet?

6. Which is higher in sugar? A Stubbs scoop of molassed chaff containing 10% sugar or a Stubbs scoop of molasses free cubes containing 3% sugar?

7. Molasses free feeds are sugar free: True or false?

8. Grass in the UK may contain up to: 15% simple sugars, 25% simple sugars, or 50% simple sugars

9. Horses and ponies prone to laminitis need a sugar free diet: True of false

10. Sugar is the most common cause of feed related excitability: True or false?

If you’d like to learn more about sugar, check out the January issue of Your Horse Magazine, on sale now, in which SPILLERS Nutritionist, Sarah Nelson, explains the truth about the sweet stuff.

For any help or advice with your horse or pony’s diet, you can speak to one of our nutrition advisors by contacting the SPILLERS Care-Line on 01908 226626 or visit

Answers: 1. False; 2. Cubes; 3. False; 4. 7.5g; 5. Forage; 6. 1 Stubbs scoop of molasses free cubes;7. False; 8. 15% simple sugars; 9. False; 10. false.

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