As horses get older they tend to reach a stage when they start to look their age and lose weight more easily. There is no sets without prescription age when their nutritional needs change, however it’s important to ensure they are always receiving the correct diet to suit their needs. A veteran or conditioning feed can help to provide them with the extra essentials to keep them looking and feeling young at heart. Weight loss and struggling to keep good condition can affect horses of all ages. Regularly monitoring your horse’s condition with a weigh tape will allow you to pick up changes more quickly than you would be able to see by eye, and allow you to adjust the diet accordingly. In general, you should be able to run your hand lightly across your horse’s ribcage and just feel his ribs, but not see them.
The original non-heating conditioning feed, Cooked Cereal Meal was Baileys’ foundation product and, although the formulation has been updated over the years, it remains as effective as ever. It is made exclusively from micronized wheat, a concentrated source of carbohydrate calories, made as digestible as possible through the meticulous cooking process. This maximises the chances of the starch content being digested in the foregut and helps minimise the chance of digestive upsets or excitable behaviour. The tasty meal can be added to other straights, such as oats or barley, or simply mixed with alfalfa, chaff or soaked sugar beet pulp but, as it is a complementary feed, Cooked Cereal Meal should always be fed alongside a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement or balancer. It should also be fed damp or can be made into an appetising mash for sick or elderly horses, especially if they have trouble chewing. If a fully balanced conditioning feed is preferred, Baileys Top Line Conditioning Cubes are ideal and can be easily softened by the addition of water or soaked sugar beet, if necessary.
The medium energy fibre feed. A higher energy and protein ration, Pure Working has been formulated to be fed to horses in medium work. The energy is derived from soya oil and super fibres such as Micronized un-molassed sugar beet pulp which will give sustained, controlled power. As with all our rations, Pure Working contains Pure Balance to ensure excellent hind gut health and holistic health benefits to the horse.
- Promotes positive behaviour
- Allows for controlled performance
- Helps maintain hydration
- Supports muscle function
- Supports excellent digestive health
- Supports all round excellent health
The nutrient rich feed balancer. Pure Balance is the base for all the feeds in our range. Pure Balance is the molasses free feed balancer containing optimum levels of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids, plus a unique combination of Brewers Yeast and the prebiotic Profeed? consisting of short chain Fructo-oligasaccharides (FOS) to give:
- Improved health and vitality
- Improved condition and topline
- Improved bone and hoof quality
- Improved gut micro flora
- Improved immune system
The high energy fibre feed for racing and performance horses. Our highest energy feed, we see this feed as our very own hybrid as we use Dual Fuel technology. We have combined our high fibre, high oil feed with the best whole oats we can find to offer a feed that powers top competition and racehorses. With the addition of oats into this ration, the energy sources available to the horse are both of the fast release type and the slow release, giving outstanding, sustained and controlled power. Pure Balance provides the vitamins and minerals along with digestive enhancers to make this feed the very best possible for all competition horses.
The high calorie conditioning feed. This fibre based feed offers safe energy sources to improve all round condition. Very low in starch and sugar and high in oil, this diet is the ultimate conditioning feed. Based on our unique blend of grass, fibre and energy sources, Pure Condition is packed with vitamins, minerals and amino acids and provides calm, slow release energy to support condition without excitement.
The fibre stud feed. The original feed developed for Lou and her stud, this ration has stood the test of time. Pure Stud is formulated to meet the nutritional needs of working stallions, pregnant and lactating mares, as well as their young stock. With elevated levels of vitamins and minerals, you can rest assured that your horse will receive all the nutrients he or she requires during pregnancy, growth or while simply doing his job.
Combining a premium quality balancer and quality chaff in one easy to feed form, Pure Fibre Balance is a convenient, cost effective, low energy feed that provides complete nutrition in one bag. Perfect for horses at rest, those in light work, laminitics, or horses carrying too much weight, Pure Fibre Balance contains no added sugar, is free from molasses and provides just 10.2 MJ of energy per day. Formulated using Pure Feed’s very high specification vitamin and mineral balancer, Pure Fibre Balance also contains Brewers Yeast and the pre-biotic Profeed, which help to keep the large intestine’s microflora healthy and functioning at their optimum.
Pure Easy has been developed as a low energy feed that is suitable for horses and ponies at risk from laminitis and those that are in little or light work. It supplies all the vitamins and minerals required in a small, convenient feed. Based on grass and grass fibre Pure Easy has the addition of quality oat straw and a light coating of Soya Oil for a glossy coat. Pure Balance has been added to supply not only optimum levels of vitamins and minerals, but also Profeed® and Brewers Yeast to ensure that there are excellent conditions in the hind gut for fibre digestion.
Designed to be fed to horses and ponies with anxious temperaments or those that cannot cope with stressful situations such as showing, travelling and competing.
Not all horses are anxious for the same reason so TopSpec Calmer has been developed with much more than a ‘single ingredient’ approach. It contains yeast, MOS, B vitamins, magnesium, tryptophan and sepiolite clay, which all act in different ways to help calm and relax responsive horses.
TopSpec Calmer reduces anxiety without affecting normal behaviour or reducing presence. It can improve performance by improving focus and reducing the effects of stress. This Calmer will start to take effect within hours but maximum effects will be seen within three weeks.