Protein – how much does your horse need?

Protein is probably one of the most misunderstood nutrients in the horses’ diet. Often thought of as an energy source, in reality protein mainly provides structure along with other key functions within the horse’s body.  Protein is vital for correct body function, so it is important to know how much your horse needs on a daily basis to […]

Marvellous microbes

Our ace nutritionist – Lisa Elliott MSc – wrote an article for HORSE Magazine on Marvellous Microbes! Did you know that there are more microbial cells in your horses’ hindgut than tissue cells in their whole body? These gut microbes have a significant impact on your horse as along with fibre fermentation they have valuable […]

Electrolytes for horses – all you need to know, including how to make your own!

Electrolytes are common minerals that work together to maintain physiological equilibrium in active horses, a critical job that is surprisingly easy for you to help with. Basically, all horses sweat and this sweat contains electrolytes. Whether you look at an elite event horse cross-country day, or a riding club horse travelling to and from a […]

Feeding the Heavy Horse

With heavy horses turning their sizeable hooves to a variety of activities these days, ranging from pleasure rides, showing and dressage to the more traditional pulling and ploughing, providing the right nutrition is essential. Our nutritionist – Lisa Elliott MSc – is a bit of a heavy horse nut, and had a beautiful giant called Rupert in her life […]

Shiney, Happy Horses!

We had a lovely message recently from Debbie on Facebook, who lives in Somerset and has some stunning Quarter Horses. Debbie’s first comment was short and sweet “Thanks for making such great stuff!” and she went on to send us a few photos. “Here is our 28 year old!” “And the latest addition. Check out […]

Smart Transitioning

At Smart Horse Nutrition we believe in superior nutrition through healthy, wholesome ingredients. Our feeds are, therefore, kept low in starch and sugar and contain no molasses. Whilst this is a healthier and more nutritious option, some horses may initially be a little reluctant to accept it, a bit like asking someone who has lived […]

Beet Pulp – the fibre provider

Unmolassed beet pulp is a versatile and useful feed which we use as a beneficial ingredient in a range of our feeds.  It is highly palatable, low in starch and sugar and provides highly digestible fibre to support your horse’s beneficial hindgut microbes. What is Beet Pulp? Beet pulp is a by-product of the sugar industry. […]