Monthly Archives: March 2016

Horse Of The Week – Penny.

Penny 9This is Penny, a 14.2hh Cob. For 5 years she has been owned by Jess Kemp, who has had Penny since she was almost 24-years-old. Jess explains: “I loaned Penny to start with, and was later given her by a very lovely lady who is very proud of us both. We mainly just hack together now, we have competed in one dressage event, not that we were very elegant! Penny is a Penny 6fantastic natured horse, and loves to sleep! She likes to eat mints, apples and carrots and will hold up her hoof when she would like a treat, or when she eats her dinner. She also loves nothing more than a good hack in our woods.”

“Unfortunately, Penny suddenly lost her sparkle and
became lethargic and withdrawn. Her coat became
Penny 1dull and her field companion started attacking her. Confused by Penny’s change in behaviour, I decided to take her for her favourite ride in the woods. Normally she wants to gallop up the hill and absolutely loves it, but this time, although she did want to do it, she was just walking slowly.”Penny 8

“I searched and searched for different ways of helping Penny, until I found Feedmark and their wide variety of supplements. I like their natural approach to supplements, and had heard Penny 4good things about the company. I spoke with a Nutritional Advisor and chose Veteranaid. I have not looked back since, with less than a week on this supplement Penny was back, lively and fighting fit! I cannot tell you how grateful I am. She has now celebrated her 29th birthday and is still on Veteranaid every day. The taste Penny 10seems very palatable for her, she loves it. Penny is happy, her coat looks beautiful, and she still enjoys a good ride.”

Penny 12A FREE tub of Veteranaid is on its way to Penny for being our Horse Of The Week!

Each week, the Feedmark team select a horse of the week from reviews, letters and emails sent
to them. If you would like your horse to feature, then please send your horse’s details in to penny@feedmark.com or go online and write a review.

Horse Of The Week – Hinke.

This is Hinke, our new Horse Of The Week, she is owned by Jacqueline Barron, who told us: “Hinke is a Dutch name, and is pronounced ‘Hinka’. Hinke is rising 14-years-old, and she stands Hinke 2at approximately 16.1hh. She is a Friesian, and I have owned her for seven years. I am in my 60’s, but together we go out hacking, and we also do basic Dressage. Hinke has been trained to drive which is possibly a prospect for the future.”

“Hinke was brought in from Holland as a 5-year-old, and was in foal, but one never materialised. She has been all over the country with me, and also across Europe to Portugal where we lived for two years. My future plans are for us to just be happy together.”

“She is a pretty easy horse generally, as her breed would suggest, but she is still a horse! At the bottom of our ménage is a lion’s den! It’s a difficult ménage, with lots of spooky sounds and whistling winds, right next door to an area where lots of heavy farm vehicles work. Steady-Up Advance has allowed Hinke to relax in there and yet still be able to concentrate and work well. In the stable, with sometimes only alternate day’s turnout due to some of the awful weather we have had, she is calm and un-bothered about being shut in. Whereas before, she would have been agitated and kicking the door.”

Steady-Up Advance has been a real plus and benefit for us both. I had been feeding Hinke pureHinke 1 magnesium before, to aid calmness and hoof growth, but I did have to disguise the taste. However, this formula beats that hands down, with the added benefit of it being very tasty to her! It has the benefits of magnesium, plus plus!”

“I would definitely recommend Steady-Up Advance. Thanks for making it Feedmark!”

A FREE tub of Steady-Up Advance is on its way to Hinke for being our Horse Of The Week!

Each week, the Feedmark team select a horse of the week from reviews, letters and emails sent to them. If you would like your horse to feature, then please send your horse’s details in to penny@feedmark.com or go online and write a review.

Horse Of The Week – Maya.

Maya 5Meet our new Horse Of The Week, Akehurst Rose-Mary, also known as Maya. She is owned by Sarah Hall who explains: “Maya is five years old, 14.1hh, and a Dales Pony. I have owned her for almost five years as I bought her as a nine-month-old foal. Maya was broken in last year. So far we have competed at a few shows, entering the in-hand classes. Mostly though, we school at home and hack out.”Maya 3

“After wanting a Dales Pony for several years, Maya finally came along. We are learning together! She won me my first red rosette, and I hope that we get many more together! Unfortunately, The Dales Pony is now critical on the rare breeds list. So I plan to get out and about with her as much as possible this year, to show just how versatile the breed is. This is the Dales Pony Society’s 100th year, and there are lots of activities planned across the country.”

Maya 1“When I bought Maya she was on Feedmark’s Benevit Advance, and I kept her on this for about 12 months, she always looked great on it. Not sure why looking back, but I then changed her diet. I was never as happy with the other products I used. Recently I decided to go back to feeding her Benevit Advance, and I am amazed at the results. Her coat constantly looks like I have sprayed coat shine on it, her eyes are bright and she looks really healthy. Also, I have noticed she no longer eats dirt and other things in the field that she shouldn’t. I am now confident that she is receiving all Maya 7of the vitamins and minerals she needs.”

A FREE tub of Benevit Advance is on its way to Maya for being our Horse Of The Week!

Each week, the Feedmark team select a horse of the week from reviews, letters and emails sent to them. If you would like your horse to feature, then please send your horse’s details in to penny@feedmark.com or go online and write a review.

Try new Fennel Seeds to help keep the digestive system comfortable, encourage milk production and support the upper respiratory tract.

fennels-seedsFennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a herb traditionally used to soothe the digestive tract. Feeding these seeds to your horse can help to keep the digestive system correctly functioning and may also reduce excessive flatulence, keeping you comfortable.

The small greenish-yellow seeds have a warming aroma and aniseed like flavour that is generally very pleasant to horses, and feeding this herb can help to stimulate the appetite of picky eaters. Adding these to your horse’s diet also supports the health of the kidneys, liver and spleen, and can help to maintain clear upper airways.

Fed to lactating mares Fennel Seeds may encourage milk production, and they are often consumed by women expressing milk to aid to keep their babies satisfied. It is not recommended to feed Fennel seeds to pregnant mares, but instead feed immediately following parturition to aid the stimulation of milk flow.

To find out more about Feedmark Fennel Seeds click here 

Horse Of The Week – Hot Fuss.

Hot Fuss (Charlie) 3This is our new Horse Of The Week Hot Fuss, also known as Charlie. He is owned by Laura Oughton-Auker, who explains: “Charlie is a New Forest x Thoroughbred. He’s 14.1hh and will be 29-years-old in May this year. My parents bought him for me in 2002 as a ‘first pony’ from a local riding school. He didn’t seem to be anything special at the time just an average, quite scruffy but safe, older pony to do riding club activities with. However, over the years
we realised his real forte is showing, we used to do a lot of Working Hunter and Hot Fuss (Charlie) 1Show Hunter Pony classes until I became too old for the class. We then turned our attention to Veteran showing, in which he excelled. Charlie won a huge class at the Royal Norfolk Show, and was Reserve Champion when he was 24-years-old. He has never been over keen on travelling though, so we retired him from big shows that year. Charlie continues to hunt with the West Norfolk Foxhounds when the meets are nearby, and attends the local show which we hack to. He enjoys being schooled, and popping the occasional fence still. No one can believe the difference that Feedmark’s Boswellia has made to Charlie.”

Hot Fuss (Charlie) 5“I had heard about Boswellia being useful for old ponies and maintaining soundness. In summer 2015, Charlie suddenly seemed to start tripping when ridden, he was not laying down so much and was just generally a bit miserable. I was quite upset because despite knowing my boys age, he had always been so full of life. He’s the type of pony that we would turn out with the youngsters to keep them in check!”

“I resigned myself to the fact that he was ready to be retired. I bought some of Feedmark’s Boswellia at Equifest Hot Fuss (Charlie) 7thinking it might make him a bit happier, but didn’t expect anything exciting to happen as I’ve tried numerous joint supplements over the years without much difference or success. Well I have to say I cannot believe the results. He has two small measures of your Boswellia a day and it honestly has changed his life. I’ve got my boy back!”

“In October I took Charlie to a local show, we hacked about a mile to the venue. He won his in-hand classes and was reserve champion, he then did the ridden classes again, being the reserve. To top it all off, Charlie and I then competed in the charity mounted games, he loved it and he won! He then trotted all the way home with his ears pricked. Some ponies half Charlie’s age can’t do that! He’s been out

By kind permission of Emily Harris Photography.

By kind permission of Emily Harris Photography.

hunting a couple of times since, is schooled and hacks out regularly. He lays down and rolls comfortably and is back to being the undisputed ‘King’ of the yard! I cannot thank you enough, something so simple really has made such a huge impact.”

A FREE pouch of Boswellia is on its way to Charlie for being our Horse Of The Week!

Each week, the Feedmark team select a horse of the week from reviews, letters and emails sent to them. Hot Fuss (Charlie) 4If you would like your horse to feature, then please send your horse’s details in to penny@feedmark.com or go online and write a review.