Natalie Rice contacted Saracen Horse Feeds by using the online Feed Advice service to get feeding advice for her horse Dorey who struggled to hold weight correctly during the winter months. Natalie wanted to ensure Dorey didn't lose condition heading into winter and hoped to keep enough condition on to hunt in addition to competing show jumping (BS) over the winter season.

Natalie said "I've never used Saracen Horse Feeds before or conditioning feed ranges so I was trying something completely new. The results speak for themselves and I now have complete trust in Saracen Horse Feeds."

Natalie was advised to feed Dorey 2.5kg of Show Improver Cubes per day alongside an alfalfa based chaff with the option of 'topping-up' the calories with some additional Equi-Jewel if needed. 

"Dorey is a very fussy feeder, so I am delighted that she very much enjoys her Saracen Feed. I add extra Equi-Jewel which allows me to tailor her feed to her condition without making any changes to her feed that she notices! She has definitely put on condition but she also has more energy, which previously was something I fed for and hadn't managed to achieve." 

The top picture is Dorey at the start of the summer and the bottom picure is Dorey 6 weeks later looking in ideal condition for the winter ahead. 

Natalie Rice Dorey Summer before 16

Natalie Rice Dorey Winter after 16

To read more information on how to cope during winter click here

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.