Louisa Long spoke to a member of the Saracen team at Burnham Markert Internation Horse Trials to get some feeding advice for her horse Rocky. Rocky was enetered for the 3 day Horse & Hound Festival of Eventing at Keysoe and Louisa had been working really hard to get him fit in time and so that he could manage the competition. As he isn't a horse that runs on adrenaline, he tended to struggle with managing his energy levels.
"My horse was lethargic and lacked energy even though he was very fit. I had tried different competition mixes but they didn't work and just made him spooky. He is a very good doer too so he can't have alot of feed and balancing his calorie intake with his energy output is difficult."
"I spoke to a member of the Saracen Horse Feeds team on their stand at Burnham Market International Horse Trials and explained all about him and within seconds I had been recommended a feeding plan for him. I was really surprised at how little I needed to feed as I was recommended to feed only 2 cups of Essential Balancer a day which didn't seem like a lot but it has been perfect! Rocky flew the whole weekend! We top up his ration with 1 cup of Competition-Fit Mix when competing and going round the cross country is like being on a different horse. We came home 25th out of 47 at the Horse & Hound Festival of Eventing and I was very happy with him. He still needs alot of work but this feed is definitely helping to maintian his energy levels without adding additional calories that he doesnt need and without changing his temperament."
"He is a changed horse. He is not lethargic, he has more energy which now matches how fit he is but without the naughtiness and spookiness that I used to get with previous feeding regimes."
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