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Mollichaff Condition Transforms Astral!

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Astral After MolliChaff Condition

MolliChaff Condition

Thoroughbred mare, Astral, had a very stressed out nature and struggled to keep weight on, especially during the winter months. Following a bout of colic, she had to have surgery which meant she had to be kept on box rest following the operation.

Said owner, Susan Otway: “This proved extremely difficult due to the mare’s highly strung temperament. She would pace around the box and stressed all the time, apart from feed time, and every morning her bedding would be upside down.”

Susan’s vet recommended that Astral should have Yea-sacc® in her diet on an ongoing basis so Susan opted to feed her Mollichaff Condition – a highly digestible, high fibre, high oil and low starch blend which can be fed as a complete concentrate feed alongside good quality forage, and is suitable for encouraging weight gain and condition in all types of horses and ponies.

Mollichaff Condition contains Yea-sacc® which is a live yeast culture based on Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain 1026 and has been shown to improve a horse’s ability to digest fibre and to increase microbial fermentation in the hind gut. As well as Yea-sacc®, Mollichaff Condition also contains a prebiotic to help maintain a healthy digestive system, plus a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement.

Said a delighted Susan: “I can’t tell you how impressed I am with Mollichaff Condition. Astral has been transformed! She is no longer stressing at the slightest thing and is calm to handle. Her guts are normal and she is altogether chilled out. Her coat looks fantastic and she has gained weight and looks a picture of health. She is easier to muck out too as she’s no longer kicking her bedding around. She is a different animal to the one I bought five years ago, thanks to Mollichaff Condition!”

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Astral Before MolliChaff Condition

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Show Dates For 2013

We will be attending several events and shows with the HorseHage tradestand throughout 2013 so please come along to say hello and meet the team.

We will be happy to answer any equine feeding queries you may have or advise on our products and often have free samples to give away. We will also be running a competition to win 12 bags of Mollichaff Alfalfa Light plus a stylish Musto branded jacket. To be in with a chance of winning you can enter on the tradestand at any of the shows below.

Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (2nd – 6th May 2013)

Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials (6th – 9th June 2013)

The Royal Highland Show 
(20th – 23rd June 2013)

The Pet Show (20th – 21st July 2013)

The Royal Welsh Show (22nd – 25th July 2013)

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials
 (5th – 8th September 2013)

Your Horse Live (9th – 10th November 2013)

The South West Christmas Equine Fair
 (7th – 8th December 2013)

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And They Lived Happily Ever After….With Mollichaff Donkey!

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cariadCariad Bach – a two-year-old trainee ‘therapy’ donkey belonging to Ann Slater of  Bryndafydd Animal Assisted Therapy – an organisation based in South Wales which owns six working donkeys who play a groundbreaking role in animal assisted therapy (AAT) – has an unusual friend.

A young steer (castrated bull) named Hopeless was orphaned at just one day old and in order to save him, he had to be stomach tubed and then bottle fed and his outlook wasn’t great. However he was ‘adopted’ into Ann’s family of donkeys and with lots of love and care plus the companionship from his new donkey family, he grew stronger and Ann believes he now thinks he is also a donkey like them!

He is scared of cattle and will only be with his little band of donkeys and has formed a special attachment to one particular donkey named ‘Cariad Bach’ (which means ‘Little Darling’ in Welsh). The pair share everything, including  Mollichaff Donkey – a complete fibre feed that is fed to all the donkeys at Bryndafydd… and Hopeless loves it too!

Mollichaff Donkey contains a balanced blend of fibre pellets, oat straw and soya oil, with camomile, lemon balm and mint. It also contains a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement which includes limestone and magnesium. It is low in sugar, starch and energy and carries the HoofKind logo to denote it is safe to feed to laminitic donkeys, mules, horses or ponies.

Said  Ann: “Because Hopeless has bonded so strongly to Cariad and only wants to be with the donkeys, it would be detrimental to separate them now and we all love him so much that he could never go for beef! He has so much personality and is very  gentle and friendly, so I am aiming to give him a purpose within our Animal Assisted Therapy group as he already plays a big part by letting people get close to him to stroke and groom him.

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Bert Sheffield to Ride for Canada!

bertHorseHage-sponsored Para-equestrian rider, Bert (Roberta) Sheffield, has received the exciting news that she will now be riding as a member of the Canadian squad for Para-equestrian dressage with her horse, Wonderboy. Bert will be number two in the Canadian ranking system and will be aiming for selection for their 2013 European Summer Tour, US Winter Tour and hopefully the World Equestrian Games in 2014 and eventually the Rio Paralympics in 2016.

Bert will continue to be based in England, the global powerhouse of Para-equestrian dressage. She has been competing successfully at British Dressage Para shows against the best in the world for the past six years and has won a National title. She qualified for the National and British Championships eight times and began her international career representing Great Britain in 2012.

Said a thrilled Bert, “Because I have dual nationality, I am able to compete for either Great Britain or Canada. This means I will no longer be riding for Great Britain but can still compete in British Dressage competitions. However, riding for the Canadian team will open up fantastic opportunities for me to compete internationally as part of an evolving team.”

Said Chris Tar, of HorseHage, one of Bert’s main sponsors: “We are delighted at this wonderful opportunity for Bert. She has worked very hard to get to this level and we will be continuing our support for her with our HorseHage and Mollichaff products as she enters this exciting development in her career.”

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Yorkshire Winner For HorseHage National Competition!

karenKaren Wareing from Wakefield in Yorkshire was the lucky winner of the national competition run by HorseHage throughout last year. She entered the competition at the Bramham International Horse Trials last summer and her prize was six months of feed and forage for her horse from HorseHage and Mollichaff.

Our feed advisor, Rebecca Murray, travelled to Karen’s livery yard which is near Tadcaster, and did a full nutritional assessment on her horse, Tammy.

Tammy is a 16.3hh, 20-year-old mare who just enjoys light work nowadays, due to being a little stiff from arthritis in her hind legs.

Said Karen: “We used to do dressage, a little jumping and some pleasure rides but now we just stick to some light hacking.”

Karen explained that Tammy could sometimes be a fussy feeder so Rebecca recommended trying Timothy HorseHage which is made from Timothy grass rather than Ryegrass. It is higher in fibre and lower in protein than many other grasses and so is particularly suitable for leisure horses and ponies, native ponies, veterans and those that are resting, convalescing or laminitic. It has a different ‘nose’ to ryegrass, making it highly palatable and ideal for picky eaters.

Mollichaff Condition was also suggested as Tammy can drop a little weight during the winter months. Mollichaff Condition is a complete feed made from a balanced blend of alfalfa, dried grass, oat straw, fibre pellets, barley, soya flakes, soya oil and mint as well as Yea-sacc® and a prebiotic, plus vitamins, minerals and trace elements. It is highly digestible and high in fibre and oil and low in starch, and because it is a complete feed, no other hard feed is required – just plenty of good forage.

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