Elizabeth Clazie contacted Saracen in March 2019 after struggling all winter to keep weight on her mare, Betty, a 15.2hh, 7 year old, ex-racehorse. Elizabeth had tried a variety of different feeds but found they either didn't keep Betty's weight on, or they lead to excitable behaviours. Elizabeth also found that Betty was getting more and more fussy with her feed and, after speaking with her vet, began treating Betty for gastric ulcers in February. Despite the treatment, and feeding large quantities of hard feed, Betty was still not gaining weight so Elizabeth reached out to Saracen. A ration was developed by nutritionist Rachel and it was adviced that Betty start being fed Re-Leve, to provide her with a high level of calories, but with a very low starch level.
'After getting my horse last year I struggled to find a feed that would help my mare put on weight without making her fizzy. I tried beet, conditioning mash, linseed etc. None of which seemed to make any significant difference (although she did put on some weight, just not as much as I would’ve liked) and she reacted very badly to linseed. I decided to contact Saracen after she came out of winter just looking dreadful with suspected ulcers and not eating certain feeds.
She had been on Re-Leve and Dengie Molasses Free for a week and my oh my what an immediate difference! She had filled out so much and not a rib in sight. She looked the best she has ever looked after only 2 and a bit weeks on her new feed. Really started to feel the difference in her ridden work too she just felt much stronger and generally happier. I think the pictures speak for themselves, she looks fantastic.'
Betty January 2019 & April 2019
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