Advice from Spillers
Supplementing a grass diet
Your Horse reader Alicia McTavish asks if her busy Highland gelding needs anything more than grass during the summer months
ALICIA KEEPS HER Highland Pony, Robbie, very fit over the summer. As Alicia is on Riding Club dressage and show jumping teams, Robbie gets plenty of exercise to help keep him trim. He’s on hill grazing, which also helps to keep his waistline in check. Alicia reports that Robbie is pretty well muscled and has plenty of energy but she’s worried that the grass isn’t
giving him all the nutrients that he needs in his diet. A balancer should suit Robbie’s circumstances very well. It’ll supply those important extra vitamins and minerals that Robbie needs on a daily basis but, as it’s fed by the cup rather than the scoop, Alicia won’t have to worry about him putting on weight and losing his athletic prowess in the arena!
New SPILLERS® Daily Balancer is a refreshingly simple option for Alicia to use, containing the vitamins, minerals and amino acids needed to balance the diet every day. Daily Balancer is specially designed to balance the nutrients typically low in hay, haylage or pasture. Plus, this balancer has no added iron, which is often over-supplied in forage-based diets.