RECOMMENDED FEEDING GUIDE-
We continue to get heaps of emails, messages, and letters coming in from people who have converted to our recommended feeding guide, telling us of the phenomenal positive changes to their horses health and happiness that they have achieved since being on it
My horse has been on this diet for just 4 weeks and already we have seen such amazing improvements to both his physique as well as his temperament -he now meets me at the gate and wants to be ridden. I am paying half what I was previously paying for much better ingredients and its so easy-thanks so much to the team at Natural Horse
I never knew feeding could be so easy, and wow...the results are outstanding. I love this diet for my horse so much. Plus my gelding is looking the best he has ever done. I cannot recommend using this feeding guide for your horse highly enough. Thankyou Natural Horse NZ.
5 days in and everything changed for the better with our whole herd using this diet. We are very grateful and it is so easy to use. Highly Recommended.
Yay, I have my cruisey horse back for Xmas. We've had an awful time with him being so badly grass affected and all that has gone in just 5 days. I took him to the beach this morning for the first time and he behaved like a pro-that would not of been possible until using this way of feeding-thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for this amazing way to feed my horse-you lovely people at NATURAL HORSE NZ. Xxx
11/11/2018 Amanda writes:
2 Days on this diet and the head flicking just stopped!
5 days in and he calmed right down just like you said he would.
2 weeks on and I'm back in the saddle :)
My boy is calm and connected to me and I can't believe how easy it is-Thankyou so much xxx-YOU HAVE LITERALLY SAVED MY HORSES LIFE!
Wow-what a difference!!!I now realise I was previously feeding my horse a cocktail of total crap which has hindered his health rather than helped it. As now he is on your great anti inflammation diet he is a changed boy-and is so happy and obliging, plus he looks
fantastic on it too.
I have paid professional nutritionists, the world over and not seen the excellent results that I've seen from the fabulous anti inflammation diet which you recommended for my allergy ridden horse. I'm so impressed with the results that I'm now using it on all of my 12 horses, to equally as impressive results-thanks Tracy-you are a total star in your field, and we all appreciate it :)
This has saved me a complete fortune from all the gimmicky feeds, supplements, lotions and add ons that I was previously feeding my horse before -and all only to only mediocre results too :(. The NATURAL HORSE RECOMMENDED DIET is working a treat and I'm seeing tangible health benefits to all my horses who are on it.....and all without the high price-tag that I've paid in the past. We're very thankful-thanks guys.
We cannot shout about this feeding guide enough as it has saved our horses life. We've had a horse plagued by ill health and allergies etc...and tried every thing available before we finally found Tracy's miracle guide, which has changed every thing for the better for us-our boy is now relaxed and happy, and no more head flicking or rubbing himself raw-we are so pleased-thanks NATURAL HORSE NZ.
WHY FEED OUR RECOMMENDED GUIDE?
Sadly horses all over the country are suffering from issues associated with being fed the wrong foods.....and the feed manufacturers continue to bombard us with careful marketing in order to get us to buy, buy, and buy all their products-good or bad.....and with very little hard facts to what we are actually buying for our beloved equine friends.
So we continue to try and test them all through our own independent research in a bid to help more horses get a better deal from their foods....and so far the results haven't been that great for most feeds coming out as just ok, rather than good or great for our horses :(
Therefore we have placed our own feeding regime below for you as a guide to help you get the best from your horses health in a jargon free and economical way. This is a anti inflammation diet and works well on all horses to reduce inflammation within the digestive tract, which provides benefits to a host of illnesses and ailments. It is also a LOW GI diet so it serves to provide a slow release source of long lasting and calming energy to your horse, as to prevent spikes in his/her insulin levels which can lead to causing fizzy behaviour. It has turned hundreds of horses around-from being high energy difficult horses to calm healthy equine friends. With the added benefits that it can be used for at risk horses too, such as those with high laminitis or metabolic risks. We use the same diet in different amounts to suit many individual horses needs.
All horses at our centre are on this diet are in excellent health and also of a calm disposition too. The bonus is that we rarely have the need to see a vet apart from for medical needs of our new edition rescue horses.
The amounts shown are suited to a average sized horse in light to medium work.
Please be aware
ALL horses are different and you may have to change the amounts to suit your horses individual metabolism and activity levels.
NATURAL HORSE NZ
ANTI INFLAMMATION EQUINE DIET
STAPLE DIET -we use slow feed haynets -available on this link
to provide hay 24/7 to all our horses, and we top up twice a day if necessary...we recommend using plain meadow hay without clover. Our own nets are placed all over our tracked grazing system as to encourage our herd to forage for their food and therefore move around more.....but work well placed at a regular feeding station too.
DAILY BUCKET FEED:
This should not be a big meal ....but is necessary to provide nutrients and supplements missing from your horses other feed sources....
This component of the feed should be used purely
as a carrier to get the other ingredients into your horse’s system. We recommend
using a few cupped handfuls (2 hands together) of a low gi forage such as plain
meadow chaff, or timothy, or oaten chaff. As long as you don't use too much, you can also use other low Gi forages too such as Fibre Ezi, which we recommend to be used in a
handful (see below for photo of this)
to mix with the other chaffs to provide a wide spectrum of forages in order to
provide a variety of different nutrients for your horse. (PLEASE NOTE: we only
advise a few handfuls of these products so do not give as much as the manufacturers
advise. This works well as a low sugar carrier and helps to stop the horse
bolting down his feed.
50ML OF COLD PRESSED FLAXSEED/LINSEED OIL: linseed is the american name for flaxseed but they are the same thing. Horses do not have a gall bladder to process fats
like humans do so care is needed when feeding fats and oils and therefore only a small amount is
required because its processed by the liver. We advise to drizzle 50ml of cold
pressed flaxseed oil over the feed: this is the only oil
to use with horses, as it provides so many fabulous nutrients, without furring
arteries or causing skin issues as we've seen with many other oils. It works to reduce inflammation in the
digestive system due to it being a whopping 58% omega 3's, which is a natural
source of Alpha Linolenic Acid, that is a natural anti-inflammatory and serves
to help joint, coat, hoof & heart health-it is also a beneficial to keeping
the digestive system moving fluidly and therefore significantly reduces the
risk of colic too. We buy the Acto brand for around $53 for 5 litres from most
local farmlands-or we can also highly recommend that sold from Waihi Bush under
their Animals section on their website please see below for a photo of the
bottles we use-keep it out of the sun light & use within 3 months for best
PROTEIN & MORE OMEGA 3’S: Use 250G of Flaxseed Pellets per
horse per day-these are a great source of fibre & are the best pre-packaged
feed to give to your horse, due to being 100% natural with no chemicals or fillers.
They don't need to be soaked so are easy to use-they significantly boost your horse’s
anti inflammation diet even further as they are another great source of fibre
and omega 3's. They also include recommended levels of daily protein-we use the
Waihi Bush brand available from the following link, which cost approx. $46 for
a 25kg sack and include free NZ delivery. We do not advise to use the larger
amounts as stated on the packet unless your horse is in full time high energy work,
as otherwise it would be too much https://waihibush.co.nz/products/animals/flax-fibre-pellets-25kg
Please note Miniature horses will only need around 50-75g per day
VINEGAR-please only use straight Cider Vinegar without honey or garlic,
preferably with the mother included. Use a 25ml capful daily added to around a
cupful of water stirred into your horse’s food. Good quality cider vinegar contains
strands of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria, and can also help kill
pathogens, whilst helping to reduce blood sugars and insulin responses. It is
excellent for digestion and an essential part of the diet for the health benefits
20-30g of our-Equi-Protect supplement which addresses
with a separate dose of our Natural Horse Minerals and Vitamin Formula
-see our supplements pages for info on our pure minerals....THIS NEEDS TO BE USED FOR A MINIMUM OF 2 WEEKS INITIALLY to mop up all active toxins and address any mineral imbalanced, then we recommend to go onto the ALL IN 1 MIX below for maintenance.
Once a loading dose of the above has been used for at least 2 weeks then feed the
ALL-IN-1 Supplement -
a mixture of all the essential minerals your horse needs blended with our EQUI-PROTECT GRASS AFFECTS FORMULA -please see our supplements pages.
1 heaped teaspoon of Himalayan
provides 84 trace minerals-please do not use any other type of salt-this is in addition to using salt licks too-see our supplements page to buy for an affordable rate
BELOW ARE OUR RECOMMENDED "EXTRA FEED" OPTIONS FOR HORSES IN WORK, OR POOR DOERS/OLDER HORSES OR REHAB HORSES ETC....
MAINTENANCE OR WEIGHT GAIN:
Give between 500g-1kg daily of a
product called Muscle and Shine
or unprocessed Hemp Pellets, which
are both low sugar feeds and our preferred options -for underweight horses give
this twice per day.
FOR EXTRA FIBRE-250g-1kg of Soy Pellets-or Beet Pulp-or a mixture of both-both of these add-on feeds are made with a 5-1
ratio of water-these are an excellent source of fibre, and boost your horses
diet with a low gi forage for horses that need more feeds without breaking the
bank-the warning with both of these product though is that it must be allowed
to swell in the bucket, and never in the horses gut, so use plenty of water
with it to let that happen-it only takes 5-10 minutes to swell so it’s easy to
use, and a 20/25kg bag makes up a whopping 100-125kg of feed if mixed this way.
note that these products are not recommended for weight gain but more for
weight maintenance-also as Beet pulp is high in iron it needs to be rinsed twice before feeding.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO GIVE YOUR HORSES ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS-these are
merely potential packeted feed options for you to choose from.
*PLEASE MIX WELL WITH WATER.
PLEASE NOTE-we do not recommend any other additional food sources or products/supplements, and would advise against using other foodstuffs as they can wreck the benefits of this excellent diet, which is all your NZ horse or pony needs!
All our horses have access to a tracked grazing system 24/7 with a field shelter and trees to act as a windbreak.
Please note that although we don't use rugs with our horses ourselves, we are not advocating that you let your poor horse shiver by being staunch and totally rugless.....as we understand that not all owners can provide shelter......so if you cannot provide shelter for your horse/s, and enough of a slow release food-source for the herd to keep warm as in 24/7 access to hay, you may need to consider a LIGHT WATERPROOF RUG for harsh weather conditions (that was not 6 layers and 3 rugs either though...lol :)) .
*The information on this website is intended to offer you written support and should not replace the advice of a registered veterinarian for your horse.
*Natural Horse NZ will not be responsible for the incorrect use of these products as you are responsible for you and your equines safety so please follow the instructions and only use the dose rates provided in the recommended way.
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