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The Calming Effect from Mollichaff Complete

Horse owner, Lynn Proctor, found herself in a dilemma with her 17.2hh Irish Sports Horse mare, Snorty.

10-year-old Snorty, who had previously been evented by Lynn’s son before Lyn took up the reins, struggled to keep her weight on throughout the winter. The summer was no problem as there was plenty of grazing.

Snorty’s winter regime saw her turned out during the day and stabled at night and she was fed unlimited, good quality haylage. Lynn had tried Snorty on various feeds including feed balancers but none worked to keep her weight on. Lynn also had Snorty’s teeth and worming regime checked by her vet but this wasn’t the problem.

March 2016 Before

But Lynn knew that Snorty was easily stressed and wondered if that could possibly be the reason for the lack of weight gain.

She had seen our advertising for Mollichaff Calmer Complete and so decided to give our Helpline a call for some advice.

  • Said Lynn: “I spoke to a very helpful lady who was in a very similar situation


  • regarding taking on her daughter’s horse. She listened and asked lots of questions
  • which resulted in her recommending Mollichaff Calmer Complete. She advised me to
  • try it for three months and to report back.



  • Mollichaff Calmer Complete is a fibre-based complete feed which is specially
  • formulated for nervous or excitable horses and ponies. It contains a balanced blend
  • of fibre pellets, oat straw, dried grass, herbs (including camomile, lemon balm and
  • mint), soya oil, vitamins, minerals, limestone and trace elements and it can be used
  • as the sole bucket feed when fed at the recommended levels, alongside good quality
  • forage.


  • March 2017 After

Said a delighted Lynn: “The results have been amazing! Not only has Snorty kept her weight and condition on over the winter but she is much, much calmer now, which means I am able to hack her out and I’m now having coaching sessions on her.”

Snorty After

We are thrilled to hear the great results Lynn has had  with Mollichaff Calmer Complete. Our range of three complete feeds make life so much easier for horse owners, as only one bag of feed is required – no balancers, supplements or other bags of feed – and because it’s a fibre-based feed rather than cereal-based, it’s a much more natural way of feeding your horse.

Mollichaff Calmer Complete

Emily King Joins Team HorseHage!

Emily King

We are proud to announce that young event-rider, Emily King, has been signed up as one of our sponsored riders and her team of event horses will be supported by HorseHage dust-free bagged forage.

Her mother, Mary, already a very valued member of our team, has been sponsored by us for the past 15 years and now Emily will join her as an ambassador for HorseHage.

Based in Devon, the King family could certainly be classed as eventing royalty. Mary has represented Great Britain at no fewer than six Olympics, spanning 20 years from 1992 to 2012 and has an impressive number of world and European medals to her name as well as being British Open Champion four times. She has also won the prestigious four star Badminton Horse Trials twice as well as winning at Burghley and Kentucky.

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Emily, who is just 21 years of age, competed at her first event aged just 12 and represented Great Britain at the age of 15, finishing 7th overall. She won individual silver at the Junior Europeans in 2012, team gold in the Young Rider Europeans in 2015 and in the same year made her four-star debut.

HorseHage has been a long-standing supporter of Mary and we are delighted to welcome Emily onto our team of sponsored riders. We are sure it will be an exciting partnership. Our company is a family business and we value the strong mother/daughter relationship that Mary and Emily have, working together as a team but still keeping their competitive edge with each other. Having Emily join us seemed a natural progression and we look forward to watching them both representing Team HorseHage at future events.

Said Emily: “I’m looking forward to being an ambassador for HorseHage alongside Mum. I’ve loved eventing for as long as I can remember and growing up with Mum  being who she is and having the opportunity to travel with her to all the big competitions has fuelled my love for the sport even more! Our horses love HorseHage and we can compete in confidence, know they are getting a dust-free forage which helps to maintain a healthy respiratory system which is vital for performance horses to be able to compete at their best.”

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Mollichaff HoofKind Complete Can Help Good Doers Too!

Mollichaff HoofKind Complete

Specially formulated for horses and ponies prone to laminitis, Mollichaff HoofKind Complete is also ideal for good doers too, as it’s a complete low energy, low starch, low sugar, high fibre feed in a bag. It contains a balanced blend of oat straw, alfalfa, fibre pellets, soya oil, vitamins, minerals, biotin, trace elements and antioxidants.

When fed at the recommended levels, Mollichaff HoofKind Complete needs no further supplementation other than good quality forage such as High Fibre or Timothy HorseHage. (Both these varieties of HorseHage are suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis). For those horses and ponies in harder work, with increased energy requirements it can be fed with additional concentrates.

Said Tam Thompson, from Northamptonshire: “We have been using Mollichaff Hoofkind Complete for a year now for our two horses, Parker and Beau, and both have done extremely well on it.”

Parker March 2017

“Parker is a sensitive Warmblood, so doesn’t need extra fizz, but he is also huge at approximately 18hh, so needs lots of good nutrition to maintain his weight, or he starts to drop condition quickly.  Beau is a chunky Irish Sport Horse, about 15.2hh and as wide as a bus!  We were concerned that he could be prone to laminitis as he is a very good doer and so we wanted a feed that would give him what he needs without adding extra calories.  As both horses share a field, it needed to be the same food, though Parker gets much more of it of course.”

“Parker is worked lightly, schooling and hacking three to four times per week in the summer and one or two times per week in winter.  Beau is worked slightly more when the competition season starts, including dressage, jumping, quadrille and side-saddle with lots of travelling to and from competitions on top, but in the winter he is ridden two or three times per week, mainly weekend hacking with the odd schooling session.”

Beau March 2017

“I have never had to feed either of them more Hoofkind Complete than the recommended limit for their size, and both did really well last season keeping condition without fizz and without getting fat.  They both love it too – Beau squeals like a piggy at meal times!  Our farrier has remarked on how well their feet are doing, and neither of them have lost condition in the winter or gained lots of weight with the fresh grass in the summer.”

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Padraig McCarthy Joins Team HorseHage

Padraig McCarthy

We are pleased to announce that top Irish event rider, Padraig McCarthy, has joined Team HorseHage as one of our sponsored riders.

Married to Team HorseHage event rider, Lucy, (née Wiegersma), it seemed a natural progression for Padraig to come on board too and so now their whole yard of horses will be fed HorseHage dust-free bagged forage when travelling and competing.

Originally from Tipperary in Ireland, Padraig has been involved with horses from a young age and trained under the guidance of Rolf Goran Bengtsson, Max Hauri and Hans Horn followed by almost ten years spent show-jumping and training horses of all levels in Europe and the USA.

In 2003 he made the decision to go to university to study Business and graduated with a first class honours degree in Economics and Finance with German in 2008. He was offered a scholarship to undertake a research project which turned into a PhD study of business insolvency laws in Ireland. Despite having published book chapters and academic journals, Padraig realised this wasn’t the life for him and he decided to return to his real passion of horses.

Making the switch from show-jumping to eventing, he rode at his first BE event in 2013 and has climbed up through the ranks extremely quickly. By the end of the 2015 season he had ridden for Ireland on several eventing Nations Cup teams, including the team that placed 4th at Aachen and the only Irish team to win an FEI Eventing Nations Cup at Boekelo. He was a member of the 2015 Irish European Championship team at Blair Castle and in 2016 he had his first three wins at 3* level, claiming victory at both Chatsworth and Tattersalls. As a result of this he was selected for the Rio Olympics on both his top horses, Simon Porloe and Bernadette Utopia.

With a great eye for recognising talented young horses, Padraig has built up a wide client base who value his knowledge and experience and with Lucy, he set up their successful business, MGH Sport Horses in 2014, based in Devon, breeding, training and selling equines for show-jumping and eventing and also coaching riders.

Said Chris Tar of HorseHage: “We are very happy to have Padraig on board alongside Lucy, and we think they will make an incredible team for the future.”

Padraig McCarthy

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Maisie Looks Amazing on Mollichaff Condition Complete!

Maisie After Using Mollichaff Condition Complete

Maisie After Using Mollichaff Condition Complete

Maisie, a seven-year-old Cleveland Bay x Thoroughbred mare looks amazing on Mollichaff Condition Complete!

Said her owner, Joanna van den Bos, from North Lincolnshire: “When we acquired Maisie, she had been involved in an accident and had injured her leg. The stress of the injury as well as moving to a new home took its toll on her and she lost quite a lot of weight.”

Joanna wanted a complete feed that was high in fibre but low in starch and that would help Maisie gain some weight and condition and so opted for Mollichaff Condition Complete.

Maisie Before

Maisie Before

Because it contains a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement, Mollichaff Condition Complete can be fed as the sole concentrate feed (when fed at the recommended levels) alongside good quality forage, so there was no need for Joanna to purchase extra bags of feed and supplements.

Said Joanna: “Feeding Mollichaff Condition Complete to Maisie keeps things very simple for me and it really works. The high oil content helps provide the extra calories that she needs, as well as encouraging a lovely glossy coat and she loves the minty taste! Maisie lives out most of the year and looks great on it, even through the winter months.”

Mollichaff Condition Complete contains 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 suitable for encouraging weight gain in underweight horses and ponies and can also help maintain weight and condition in competition horses and ponies.