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Providing More Than Cold Comfort This Winter

Now that winter is here and routines have changed are you finding that your horse is losing condition and is generally not looking quite as good as during the rest of the year?

The question of how to keep weight on and maintain good condition, without overfeeding or causing behavioural problems is one which is frequently asked. Choose a conditioning feed which is low in starch yet contains plenty of slow-release digestible energy (either for work or to maintain condition) and you won't go far wrong. Such a feed will put condition on almost any horse, but lower starch levels have the benefit of minimising the risk digestive upsets, particularly in horses that are being fed large quanitities. Barley-free, low starch conditioning feeds also avoid the problems of 'hotting-up' for many horses that have previously been difficult, as well as being suitable for horses with a barley intolerance.

Allen & Page's Calm & Condition is a balanced pelleted feed, which is barley-free, low in starch, high in slow release energy (calorie) sources such as fibre and oils, and contains boosted levels of vitamins and minerals, as well as real herbs and Protexin to encourage efficient digestion.

Mrs Elaine Medley of Leicester revealed how her horse, which had become a dangerous ride last winter, actually ended up thriving in the adverse conditions.
'He was an incredibly fussy eater and a "poor doer" as well. We tried lots of different feeds until we discovered Allen & Page's Calm & Condition. Within the next few months he was glowing with health and my daughter was able to compete on him and win.'


This is not the only feed to help horses with a tendency to lose weight during the winter. Allen & Page's Weight Gain Mix is a very popular, palatable mix which does what its name suggests. This mix can be used on its own or in conjunction with other feeds to encourage the desired weight gain in a flexible and controlled manner. Containing real mint and other herbs as well as Protexin to assist efficient digestion and promote overall health.

For more information or advice, contact Allen and Page at: Norfolk Mill, Shipdham, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 7SD. Tel: 01362 822902 or fax: 01362 822910. Email:


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