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Making healthy, natural and fresh stock feed since 1985

Thompson & Redwood makes affordable and nutritionally balanced stock feed for the horse and agricultural
industries. Our recipes never change and are milled daily from Western Australian grain so you know what
you’re feeding is healthy, natural and fresh.

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.

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.

Wet weather getting you down? All this rain and cold weather can cause hoof and mobility issues in some horses. Why?
🌧 When it's raining and muddy, horses often end up standing in water. This softens the hoof and can lead to lameness issues or conditions like white line disease. 
🌧 Horses are less likely to move around during the day when it is raining and cold, but this can cause stiffness in older horses and ponies or those prone to joint issues. 

Take advantage of our winter health sale, with 10% off Mobility and Firm Foot online! These natural supplements help to boost your horse's health from the inside out. 
📌 Just use the code winter10 at the checkout. 

Offer applies to online orders only in the Thompson & Redwood store. Limited time only.
"When you have to be just that little bit extra" - the lovely Lollipop Ego Z (Lux Z/ Parco/ Lux Z) from Kentaur Performance Horses, fuelled by Claytons Pellets. An exciting horse for showjumper and team member Lucy Galovicova. 

#warmblood #showjumper #showjumping #fueledbytandr #claytonspellets #teamthompsonandredwood @kentauraustralia
We've got Olympic fever, so it's time for a quiz! Test your knowledge on the Olympics with an equestrian theme...and see how much you really know.
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@chloegee_equestrian @swequestrian @izabelledobson.sj @oakfordequestrian @lokenzo_park @leearapark 
#ausequestrianteam #equestrian #olympics #tokyo2020 #eventing @ausequestrianteam @hoofbeatsmagazine
"To ride a horse is to ride the sky"

Pictured @chloegee_equestrian and Tia flying at Gidge over the weekend, taken by the wonderful @vicki.tapper

#claytonspellets #showjumping #horsequotes #eventer #horsesofinstagram #andalusian #pony #fueledbytandr #teamthompsonandredwood #ThompsonandRedwood
TIP TUESDAY – ULCERS – 5 Feeding Strategies for Prevention
Ulcers are a major problem in horses around the world, and one Western Australian study found that 53% of horses had them! Ulcers can lead to pain, reduced appetite, decreased performance and more. The topic of ulcers, cause, treatment and prevention is huge, so we’ve put together a couple of simple feeding strategies for you to follow to help prevent them. 

1️⃣ Don’t exercise your horse on an empty stomach – provide them with roughage in the form of hay or chaff (lucerne is especially good for this) before you ride. This helps to form a ‘cap’ in their stomach and stop acid from splashing up into the non-glandular portion. Check out our guide on how much to feed before you ride: https://www.facebook.com/ThompsonandRedwood/posts/4176520645726724 
2️⃣ Provide lots of turnout time and grazing if you can – turning your horse out helps to decrease stress, especially if they have other horses around them. Grazing also helps horses to keep producing saliva which helps to buffer the stomach. 
3️⃣ Provide ad-lib forage - keep that saliva going! Horses only produce saliva when chewing, and saliva is essential for buffering their highly acidic stomach. Provide plenty of roughage throughout the day and night. If you are worried about them gaining weight, limit the quality of roughage, not quantity. 
4️⃣ Split your hard feeds or concentrates into as many small feeds per day as you can. More smaller feeds are better for their stomach than few large feeds. 
5️⃣ Choose a diet that suits your horse – certain feeds can help reduce the incidence of ulcers. Lucerne is well known for its buffering ability, and quality fats with omega-3 fatty acids are also useful. 

If you suspect your horse has ulcers, please seek veterinary advice. The sooner you seek help and your horse gets treatment, the sooner your horse can return to optimum health.
No green grass? No worries! Emily from Kalgoorlie shared this picture of her mare, clipped, unwashed and glowing! 
With no green grass to rely on in Kalgoorlie, horses must get their nutritional requirements from feed. Emily uses Claytons Pellets and says her mare is always looking fantastic. 

#kalgoorlie #ThompsonandRedwood #fueledbytandr #glowing #claytonspellets #horsefeed #horses
Meet Will, he is a 'senior citizen' and has no teeth left! His owner Jo has been feeding him a warm winter porridge using Horse Cubes for Seniors, and sent us this great video of him enjoying his feed. 

Horse Cubes for Seniors soak down into a palatable mash, which means that horses and ponies with dental issues can still eat it easily, and get the nutrition they need. 

#horsecubesforseniors #horsecubes #horsecare #horsefeed #seniorhorse #oldhorse #thompsonandredwood
Show us your Claytons Pellets glow! 
This beautiful warmblood mare CPE Quanita is fed Claytons Pellets, and doesn't she glow! Owned and trained by Bayley from Lokenzo Park, and ridden beautifully here by Britt from Leeara Park. 

Claytons Pellets are a whole grain free conditioning pellet, and customer favourite. We'd love to see your Claytons-fueled horses - post an image to your stories and tag us!

#claytonspellets #fueledbytandr #ThompsonandRedwood #TeamThompsonandRedwood #warmblood #showhorse #dressage #horsesofinstagram @leearapark @lokenzo_park 

📷 Christie Lyn - Equine Photographer
Happy Birthday to our sponsored rider Chloe, from the team at T&R! 
Flashback to this amazing shot of Chloe and super Tia, clearing the joker at Equestrian in the Park 2020. 

#TeamThompsonandRedwood #fueledbytandr #claytonspellets @chloegee_equestrian
TIP TUESDAY - Why do older horses struggle to hold weight in winter? 

Older horses are often the ones who struggle the most during winter. They are often harder to keep condition on so lack insulation, their SA:Vol is low, and their gut bacteria have decreased over time! But it’s not all bad, just understanding why winter is hard on them can help you fight the effects with your Golden Oldie. 

❄ Older horses can struggle to maintain condition: because an oldie can be harder to add condition to, they might not have the layer of body fat that helps them keep warm. Their body will have to work harder and use what stores they do have. 

❄ A horse’s digestive system ages too: as your horse ages, so does their digestive system! It becomes more inefficient, often unable to break down grass and forage as effectively as a young horse. This is in part due to the natural decrease in gut bacteria. As good gut bacteria are essential for fermenting fibre, and fermentation keeps a horse warm, this is a problem in winter! 

❄ An old horse’s teeth have a lot of wear: An aged horse will have often worn down the grinding surface of its molars, and their incisors become less efficient at tearing and biting. At any time of year, oldies need a feed that is easy to bite, chew and digest, but this is especially important in winter.

❄ Older horses tend to have a high SA:Vol ratio: many older horses tend to have a higher SA:Vol ratio, as their muscle mass decreases. As discussed above, a high SA:Vol ratio will see them losing more heat. 

FEED TIP: Our Horse Cubes for Seniors is ideal for oldies, as it is highly palatable and contains pre and probiotics. Soak it in warm water to make a yummy mash that chases away the chills!
Meet Hayley and her 20year old pony William! 
They're pictured here on their way to winning the Interschools 65cm at Brigadoon. William, aka Kolbeach Tiptoe (William) is fuelled by Thompson and Redwood Horse Cubes for Seniors, and Hayley's mum Michelle says he has thrived since starting on these cubes. 

Don't forget to send us your photos, or add them to our In the Mix: T&R Community Group for your chance to go into the draw to win 2 x 20kg bags of your T&R feed of choice. 

Photo credit to Silverfernphoto
@_hayley.equestrian
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Wet weather getting you down? All this rain and cold weather can cause hoof and mobility issues in some horses. Why?
🌧 When it's raining and muddy, horses often end up standing in water. This softens the hoof and can lead to lameness issues or conditions like white line disease.
🌧 Horses are less likely to move around during the day when it is raining and cold, but this can cause stiffness in older horses and ponies or those prone to joint issues.

Take advantage of our winter health sale, with 10% off Mobility and Firm Foot online! These natural supplements help to boost your horse's health from the inside out.
📌 Just use the code winter10 at the checkout.

Offer applies to online orders only in the Thompson & Redwood store. Limited time only.
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Wet weather getting you down? All this rain and cold weather can cause hoof and mobility issues in some horses. Why?
🌧 When its raining and muddy, horses often end up standing in water. This softens the hoof and can lead to lameness issues or conditions like white line disease. 
🌧 Horses are less likely to move around during the day when it is raining and cold, but this can cause stiffness in older horses and ponies or those prone to joint issues. 

Take advantage of our winter health sale, with 10% off Mobility and Firm Foot online! These natural supplements help to boost your horses health from the inside out. 
📌 Just use the code winter10 at the checkout. 

Offer applies to online orders only in the Thompson & Redwood store. Limited time only.

"When you have to be just that little bit extra" - the lovely Lollipop Ego Z (Lux Z/ Parco/ Lux Z) from Kentaur Performance Horses, fuelled by Claytons Pellets. An exciting horse for showjumper and team member Lucy Galovicova.

#warmblood #showjumper #showjumping #fueledbytandr #claytonspellets #teamthompsonandredwood
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When you have to be just that little bit extra - the lovely Lollipop Ego Z (Lux Z/ Parco/ Lux Z) from Kentaur Performance Horses, fuelled by Claytons Pellets. An exciting horse for showjumper and team member Lucy Galovicova. 

#warmblood #showjumper #showjumping #fueledbytandr #claytonspellets #teamthompsonandredwood
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