Hayley Dawson contacted the Saracen Nutrition Team and spoke to Steph in regards to a feeding plan for her horse Thomas, who needed more energy. Hayley was looking for a balancer that would provide him with the energy that he needed for work on a day to day basis, but was versatile so that she could add a small amount of a mix, to top-up his energy levels when he was competing or working harder. 

Hayley contacted us via our Feed Advice Form and a ration plan was developed for Thomas. It was recommended that Hayley fed Bio-Life Balancer - a balancer that comes in mix form, containing a small inclusion of cereals to give an increased energy intake but will still help manage a calm and trainable tempereament due to the low feeding rate. 

Hayley said " The balancer has given a fantastic base feed to work with - a very versatile feed and it has also helped improve coat condition for all of my ponies."

Hayley and Thomas are taking part in the Wobbleberry Challenge this year and Hayley decided to give our new Competition-Fit range of feeds a go. Hayley has been using a small amount of Competition-Fit Mix alongside the Bio-Life Balancer to 'top-up' Thomas' energy levels. "Having started the Competition-Fit Mix two weeks ago, I have seen a massive improvement in stamina and energy levels. I have bred welsh ponies for 20 years so feeding a Competition Mix is a bit strange, however as we are going to be eventing this year, I felt as though I needed something to give Thomas a bit more oomph!"

"I am amazed with the results already from the Competition-Fit Mix. After a full day of hunting, Thomas came home with plenty of energy left - I'm sure he could have carried on for longer! It has given him the extra energy and stamina that he needs to event this year. I have absolutely no concern either with it going to his head, no fizz but definately more oomph and only with a small amount of the feed being given. It is very economical and easy to feed and the addition of the Red Apple Flavour makes it smell divine!" 

We are very pleased to hear that our new range of Competition-Fit feeds are working so well and we think that Thomas is looking great!

Hayley Dawson Thomas

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For a detailed, personalised feeding plan for your horse, please complete our simple and free Feed Advice Form and we will compile a detailed ration using our tailor made formulation software. Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to one of our qualified nutritionists for some immediate advice, please call our feed advice line on 01622 718 487.