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 […]

Feeding and care for horses in extreme weather

Whilst horses are very adaptable to colder weather, they still need to be fed and managed appropriately when more extreme weather hits. Follow these essential guidelines to help keep your horse happy and healthy when it’s cold and snowy outside. Provide Fibre for warmth In colder temperatures, a horse’s energy requirements will increase to maintain […]

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. […]

Linseed – Boost your winter feeding

If you are looking to boost your horse’s health and condition this winter – then look no further than Smart Linseed to provide a fantastic winter feed: Linseed itself comes from the Linseed plant (Linum usitassiumum) also known as flaxseed – a member of the plant family Linaceae, with distinctive small blue flowers. It is grown as a […]

Ingredient Focus – Grass Pellets

Grass pellets are a widely used and nutritious feed for horses which we use as a beneficial ingredient throughout our feeds.  Grass pellets are highly palatable, help support digestive health and provide your horse with the benefits of fresh summer grass all year round! What are Grass Pellets? Grass pellets are produced by cultivating fresh […]