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What's your
horse feeding challenge?

Let our veterinary team support you and your horse with our carefully formulated complete horse feeds.

Find the feed most suited to your horse or pony.

#tiptuesday - feeding practices for hindgut health
A healthy hindgut is vital for your horse's overall health, happiness and digestive efficiency. The hindgut makes up approx. 63% of their whole digestive system. Here are a few good feeding practices that you can employ to keep your horse's hindgut healthy. 

✅ Feed plenty of forage, ideally varieties that are low in sugar and starch. Horses should be getting a minimum of 1.5-2% of their bodyweight per day (unless advised otherwise by your vet). Forage helps to keep the hindgut full and help prevent it from physically collapsing on itself or twisting, and healthy bacterial populations need to have lots of fibre available for fermentation.

✅ Feed cooked cereal grains (i.e. steam flaked, cooked or pelletised). Cereal grains, with the exception of oats, are poorly digested in the small intestine and can end up being fermented in the hindgut. 

✅ Keep feed volumes small. The horse has one of the smallest stomachs in relation to their size – on average it is only about 10L! Feeds should be kept to a maximum of 2/3’s the stomach volume which is around 8L for a 500kg horse. If you feed too much chemical digestion is compromised and the stomach automatically starts to empty it’s contents into the small intestine regardless of whether it is digested or not. 

✅ Restrict grain or concentrate amounts each feed to 2kg. If we overload the process of digestion in the stomach it will then have a knock-on effect into small intestines, which will then cause changes in the bacterial species in the hind gut, resulting in lactic acid build up & the chance of hindgut acidosis. Break their grains and concentrates up into more smaller feeds per day. 

✅ Keep them hydrated. Water is crucial for hindgut health, because dehydration can lead to the contents of the hindgut drying out too much, which can slow down the digestion process and lead to impaction. 

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⭐️Meet Inverglen aka 'Billy' and his young rider Jasmin⭐️ 
 "Billy is a 15 year old OTT thoroughbred that has competed to 3* eventing and 1.25m showjumping with Elizabeth Moore. We bought Billy back at the start of 2021 since I was growing out of my old pony Roxy. We had struggled to get Billy’s diet right to keep him well covered but rideable. 
We are about to upgrade to 1* eventing so I need him to be feeling great. 
We have recently started him on Thompson and Redwood Senior Cubes [Horse Cubes For Seniors] with added Flaked Lupins and he has just thrived! And has felt amazing ever since. 

We have since started the two young OTT gelding’s on the same combination and they too are thriving.
I would 100% recommended Thompson redwood to everyone."

Horse Cubes for Seniors are a great option for performance horses young and old as they are high condition and promote optimum recovery from exercise. 

📷 Silverfern Photography
@jasmin_holland_equestrian
#factfriday - Horses have the largest eyes of all land mammals, and because they are located on the sides of their head it gives them nearly 350° vision. This is almost 4 times greater than human vision!

It isn't quite 360° though and they have two major blind spots. 
1️⃣ The first is directly behind them. Just imagine two lines from the points of their hips going directly backwards and all the space in between them is the blind spot. 
2️⃣ The second blind spot is actually directly in front of their face, from eye level down to below the nose and this one is really important to remember in training and handling. It is also part of why their eyelashes and whiskers are so important for helping them feel what is in these areas. 

The 2nd blind spot in front of their face influences how horses approach things as objects can 'disappear' as the horse gets closer to something head on. 

Check out the image in the link below for a good diagram on blind spots. 
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#facts #horses #horsefact #horseeyesight #horsecare #horseowners #horseriders #animalfacts
Question: If you could buy a high quality feed, made from local ingredients, made right here in WA that is designed to suit our conditions and is more cost effective to feed...wouldn't you? 

Horse Cubes for Seniors has been formulated to offer the gold standard in nutrition for older horses, giving them the nutrients and support they need as they age. 
✅ High calorie formula helps with weight gain, weight maintenance and topline building
✅ Highly palatable, soluble fibre pellet for improved digestion 
✅ Pre & Probiotics to promote gut health and boost healthy gut bacteria (which improves fibre fermentation!)
✅ Designed specifically for horses in Western Australia
✅ Quality proteins help to promote muscle building and recovery
✅ Added Antioxidants including Vitamin E for nerve and muscle function and Vitamin C for immunity
✅ Added biotin and bioavailable minerals to promote hoof health and bone density
✅ Can be served as a mash, either hot or cold to help with hydration or for horses with poor teeth
✅ Concentrated, complete feed with lower feeding rates than others on the market - making it a cost-effective feeding option!
✅ Made right here in WA, so you don't have to pay the overheads of interstate freight!

It's not just suitable for oldies, it's great for younger and performance horses who need a highly conditioning feed. 
Want to try it on your horse? Chat to us today and we can help you put together a diet 📨
GIVEAWAY TIME - win 2 x 20kg bags of Laying Mash!
These wintery days and the (soon to be) increasing daylight hours mean our chookies need all the nutrients they can get, so this month we're giving one lucky flock the chance to win some delicious Laying Mash. 
This premium grade mash is an assortment of cracked grains and seeds in an irresistible, nutritious balanced and complete feed.
❓ ENTER ON FACEBOOK
1. Make sure you follow our T&R Poultry Facebook Page (@thompsonandredwoodpoultry)
2. Tell us about your flock and share a photo of your flock below ⬇
Entries are open to WA residents only. Entries close midnight Friday 1 July.
What are prebiotics and probiotics, what is the difference between them and why are they useful for horses? 
Put simply: probiotics are the microorganisms and prebiotics are their food!

✅ Probiotics are 'life microbes' often referred to as 'direct fed microbials' which when fed can stabilise and improve a healthy microbial population in the horse's gut. 
✅ Prebiotics are specific ingredients that aren't digested by the horse, but instead feed and nourish the existing microbes (good bacteria) in their gut, helping to boost their numbers. 

❓ So why are healthy gut microbes so important for horses? 
Horses are hindgut fermenters which means they rely on microbial fermentation in the gut to digest the plant fibres in their diet. 
Without a good microbial population in the gut, a horse is not able to effectively digest it's feed, and get the required nutrients out of their fibre feeds, pasture and hay. 
Feeding a horse a diet with fibre helps to build the population of healthy microbes, and the addition of pre- and probiotics can encourage these microbes and keep them healthy. 

➕ Added Pre & Probiotics: We have added pre & probiotics to our Horse Grower Weaner Pellets and our Horse Cubes for Seniors. 

➕ High Prebiotics: our Lupin Fibre Cubes naturally contain high levels of Pectins which have a prebiotic action in the gut. 

#guthealth #horses #equinenutrition #horsenutrition #seniorhorses
#TIPTUESDAY - Make a warming mash for your horse or pony 🔥
Feeding a warm mash in winter seems like a treat, but it's got benefits! 
✅ It can help with hydration as horses often don't drink as much in winter
✅ It can improve palatability for those with poor dentition or oldies
✅ The high fibre content is great for their digestion 
✅ Warm water can also help them with their body temperature 

Our Lupin Fibre Cubes make the ideal warm winter mash, soaking in under 10 minutes! 
1️⃣ Just add warm water (make sure it's not too hot for them) and then mix through your other concentrates, vitamins and minerals and let your horse enjoy this highly nutritious source of fibre. 

Available at your local WA stockist now 📌
How good do these two look? Chloe Gee Equestrian and Tia passed trot-up, have done a great dressage test and are now looking towards Cross Country on Sunday. Tia looks amazing; shiny, happy and healthy which is a big thing given a huge trip across the Nullarbor! 

We are wishing Chloe a safe (fun) ride! 
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#teamthompsonandredwood #eventing #mi3de #wonderpony #eventing #fuelledbytandr #claytonspellets #tandrglow #shinypony #juniorrider
Lupins - the super fibre! But what makes them a super fibre?
Lupins are high in digestible/fermentable fibre and pectins which have a prebiotic action in the gut. Prebiotics feed the healthy bacteria in your horse's gut helping to boost their populations. When there is more healthy, fibre-loving bacteria your horse's gut is able to digest fibre more efficiently - meaning they get more out of each mouthful of grass, hay and feed that goes in!
Digestible fibre is considered to be an optimal energy source for many horses and ponies as their digestive systems have evolved to ferment plant fibres. Lupins are also low in starch and sugars, making them suitable to feed to horses and ponies prone to laminitis, ulcers, EMS, PPID and other metabolic conditions. 

Our new Lupin Fibre Cubes contain 100% WA grown lupin hulls to create a super fibre source for all horses and ponies. Lupin Fibre Cubes are available at your local WA stockist now.
Meet 'Teddy', a wonder pony who looks after his junior jockey Clara beautifully. Clara is only 5 years old and is competing this year off the lead and tackling pony club and showjumping on her own now. 

Teddy is fed Claytons Pellets to keep him in good condition and provide him with the cool energy he needs to look after his rider. Here's cheers to all the wonder ponies out there who have looked after their children and shown them the ropes - thanks ponies! Have you had a wonder pony in your life?
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@oakfordequestrian  #wonderpony #poniesofinstagram #ponyclub #firstpony #claytonspellets #TeamThompsonandRedwood
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Attention poultry lovers! This giveaway is just for you (well...for your flock!) Head to @thompsonandredwoodpoultry and comment on the post to enter.GIVEAWAY TIME - win 2 x 20kg bags of Laying Mash!
These wintery days and the (soon to be) increasing daylight hours mean our chookies need all the nutrients they can get, so this month we're giving one lucky flock the chance to win some delicious Laying Mash.

This premium grade mash is an assortment of cracked grains and seeds in an irresistible, nutritious balanced and complete feed.
❓ HOW TO ENTER:
1. Make sure you follow our T&R Poultry Facebook Page
2. Tell us about your flock and share a photo of your flock below ⬇

Entries are open to WA residents only. Entries close midnight Friday 1 July.
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Attention poultry lovers! This giveaway is just for you (well...for your flock!) Head to @thompsonandredwoodpoultry and comment on the post to enter.

Lucky can't eat her Lupin Fibre Cubes fast enough!

"Lucky is loving her soaked lupin fibre cubes. As a pony that has been laminitic I have found these cubes are the answer to feeding Lucky ! Low sugar and high fibre is definitely a plus ! Easy to make , very cost efficient and they love it ! When you can’t give them much to eat this is the perfect mash."
- Leone Baxter
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What are prebiotics and probiotics, what is the difference between them and why are they useful for horses?
Put simply: probiotics are the microorganisms and prebiotics are their food!

✅ Probiotics are 'life microbes' often referred to as 'direct fed microbials' which when fed can stabilise and improve a healthy microbial population in the horse's gut.
✅ Prebiotics are specific ingredients that aren't digested by the horse, but instead feed and nourish the existing microbes (good bacteria) in their gut, helping to boost their numbers.

❓ So why are healthy gut microbes so important for horses?
Horses are hindgut fermenters which means they rely on microbial fermentation in the gut to digest the plant fibres in their diet.
Without a good microbial population in the gut, a horse is not able to effectively digest it's feed, and get the required nutrients out of their fibre feeds, pasture and hay.
Feeding a horse a diet with fibre helps to build the population of healthy microbes, and the addition of pre- and probiotics can encourage these microbes and keep them healthy.

➕ Added Pre & Probiotics: We have added pre & probiotics to our Horse Grower Weaner Pellets and our Horse Cubes for Seniors.

➕ High Prebiotics: our Lupin Fibre Cubes naturally contain high levels of Pectins which have a prebiotic action in the gut.

#guthealth #horses #equinenutrition #horsenutrition #seniorhorses
... See MoreSee Less

What are prebiotics and probiotics, what is the difference between them and why are they useful for horses? 
Put simply: probiotics are the microorganisms and prebiotics are their food!

✅ Probiotics are life microbes often referred to as direct fed microbials which when fed can stabilise and improve a healthy microbial population in the horses gut. 
✅ Prebiotics are specific ingredients that arent digested by the horse, but instead feed and nourish the existing microbes (good bacteria) in their gut, helping to boost their numbers. 

❓ So why are healthy gut microbes so important for horses? 
Horses are hindgut fermenters which means they rely on microbial fermentation in the gut to digest the plant fibres in their diet. 
Without a good microbial population in the gut, a horse is not able to effectively digest its feed, and get the required nutrients out of their fibre feeds, pasture and hay. 
Feeding a horse a diet with fibre helps to build the population of healthy microbes, and the addition of pre- and probiotics can encourage these microbes and keep them healthy. 

➕ Added Pre & Probiotics: We have added pre & probiotics to our Horse Grower Weaner Pellets and our Horse Cubes for Seniors. 

➕ High Prebiotics: our Lupin Fibre Cubes naturally contain high levels of Pectins which have a prebiotic action in the gut. 

#guthealth #horses #equinenutrition #horsenutrition #seniorhorses
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