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HorseHage & Mollichaff Feed Knowledge Award

All entries will be marked out of 60 and returned and those that achieve a pass mark of 90% or more will receive a certificate. The pass mark is 90%.

The Equine Digestive System

1) Briefly state what occurs in each of these areas: (8 marks)


2) For each of the following, please give the reason for their importance in the equine diet: (5 marks)




The Equine Diet


7) Give three advantages of feeding a high fibre diet (3 marks)


8) List the three most commonly used fibre sources in chaff products (3 marks)



10) Give two advantages of feeding bagged forage/haylage over feeding hay (2 marks)




HorseHage & Mollichaff Products

13) Match each of these horses/ponies to the most suitable diet: ( 4 marks)

Horse a) 12.2hh native pony prone to laminitis

Horse b) 12-year-old Thoroughbred struggling to maintain weight

Horse c) Very sharp Arab x Thoroughbred who holds weight reasonably well

Horse d) 28-year-old Irish Sports Horse struggling to eat much hay or haylage

Diet 1) Mollichaff Calmer  Complete & High Fibre HorseHage

Diet 2) Mollichaff HoofKind Complete & Timothy HorseHage

Diet 3) Mollichaff Veteran

Diet 4) Mollichaff Condition Complete & Ryegrass HorseHage


14) Name the four varieties of HorseHage (4 marks)


15) For each HorseHage variety, give the type of horse or pony it is most suitable for. Include the variety name in each answer. (4 marks)


16) Give three advantages of feeding HorseHage over big bale haylage (3 marks)









Answers marked out of 60. Pass mark = 90%