It’s a dog’s life!

A Golden Retriever leads a horse from the barn by pulling on the lead rope.

A Golden Retriever leads a horse from the barn by pulling on the lead rope.

On approach to the majority of equine yards you can almost guarantee you will be met by the boss of the yard and usually they are 4 legged, and hopefully with a waggy tail!  

Why are so many horse owners drawn to having a canine companion?  Trustworthy, loyal and even a great hacking buddy.  Someone to accompany you with the daily chores, alert you to visitors and a great listener on a nervous drive in the horsebox to an event!

They come in all shapes and sizes but are always eager to please, they are often found curled up in rugs on a cold winter’s day or hidden away in the hay shed just checking for mice and rats!  They have respect and a bond with their equine friends, they know which horses will share their feed bowl and the ones who require a wider berth in the paddock.

They have the prowess to make our hearts melt with their puppy dog eyes and slight head tilt, and the ability to make us feel guilty about leaving them behind.

The stable yard can be hazardous to the not so savvy dog, the risk of being trodden on, having hay in one’s eye or getting attacked by the electric fence is all part of the steep learning curve and you can guarantee that at some point in a yard dog’s life Vet wrap would have been applied to some part of their anatomy.

Girl and horse at sunset

Girl and horse at sunset

Equestrian life would be a lot lonelier without your friend by your side. It’s not just about horses at Feedmark, many of our horse owning customers contacted us to ask if we could formulate canine supplements, due to the effectiveness of our equestrian range, so over the past 10 years we have successfully developed nutritional support for your canine friend too!  From joint support, digestion aid to skin and coat care, we even have our own complete dog food!

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If you would like any further information on either of our ranges please call us on 0800 585525 or visit www.feedmark.com or checkout our latest brochure.