Chestnut Horse Feeds Nutrition Hub

Here at Chestnut Horse Feeds HQ, we like to keep you up-to-date with the latest horse feeding and nutritional insights. Keep checking back for the very latest horse feed information.


We are going Soya-Free!

Positive news from Chestnut Horse Feeds

We are proud to announce that over the next month, our range of feeds will become GMO free.


The Beauty of Beet Pulp in Your Horse's Diet

Beet Pulp, otherwise referred to as Sugar Beet Pulp is a well known, traditional ingredient used in many equine rations.  It provides numerous nutritional benefits, including delivering additional energy and helping to safe-guard the gastro-intestinal tract against acid attacks from a build-up of stomach acid.


Spotlight on Linseed

Linseed (also known as flaxseed) is an annual crop that is grown for is oil rich seed. It is a traditional ingredient in equine rations and it has been fed to horses for many years.  Providing numerous nutritional benefits, including delivering additional energy and promoting a shiny, healthy coat. We are looking at what linseed is, what functions it performs in the equine body and the nutritional differences between different forms of linseed that are available to include to our horses rations.


Talking Sodium Chloride Salt Intakes & Electrolytes

Sodium is one of the main electrolytes found in the equine body and is crucial for fluid balance and hydration.  Sodium levels are key in influencing the horse’s drinking.  If sodium levels are low, the body will strive to keep from flushing away the sodium and signal the horse to avoid drinking.


Spring is Here!

Our equines are more inclined throughout the Spring and Autumn period to gain weight. For many horses and ponies, it is crucial that we do not allow them to become overweight, as this will have severe health implications. Reviewing your horses hard feed ration at this time is therefore advisable and we can help!


Feeding Horses in Winter - A Balanced Winter Ration

Feeding horses during the winter months can often be challenging. For the last few years, UK winters have been mild and wet, but as soon as temperatures drop for a consistent period, the growth patterns of grasses are affected meaning there here is little or no nutrition left in the grass.  For those horses kept at grass full-time and for those turned out for periods of the day, their grazing requires supplementing with alternative forms of forage.


Feeding Picky Eaters and Poor Do-ers

All horses and ponies are individuals and as such, they can vary hugely on the amount of nutrients that they require on a daily basis. We are here to support you to manage these ‘poor do-er’s’, and assist with some nutritional hints and tips to keep them at a healthy weight and an ideal Body Condition Score (BCS).


Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)

The incidences and severity of cases of Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) are sadly, on the increase. Recent studies suggest that approximately 93% of thoroughbred, racehorses and endurance horses suffer from ulcers. We know that certain factors can contribute to all types of gastric ulcer formation, however, we also know that appropriate management, including diet can significantly reduce the prevalence of EGUS.