Horses evolved eating a high fibre diet and fibre is still the single most important component in your horse’s diet aside from water. If your horse isn’t getting enough fibre it can be facing serious consequences including colic, dehydration and diarrhoea. So be sure to feed enough, at the moment it is very difficult with hay in short supply and the grass burnt off a lot of horse owners are struggling to make sure their horses are getting enough fibre.

Are you struggling to find good quality hay or haylage?

Looking for a full or partial hay replacer?

Then look no further than Honecyhop free from range, we have a product suitable for all work loads and the best news is they they are all suitable for those with or prone to laminitis.

 

Low work load

If your horse is in retirement, doing little to no work or you need a very calorie-controlled diet then Honeychop Chopped Oat Straw is the answer. It is a straight high fibre feed which is screened to remove small straw particles and dust extracted, a pure natural product with nothing added. It is a Free From product and it is Free From almost everything so suitable for horses, ponies and donkeys with intolerance and those with or prone to laminitis. It is perfect for natives and ideal for overweight horses, ponies or donkeys. Chopped Oat Straw is the lowest calorie feed in our range with an NSC of only 2.2% making it the ideal feed for those needing to lose weight. It can also be used as a full or partial hay replacer if you are looking to reduce calories even further.

 

 

 

Medium work load

Lite & HealthyHoneychop Lite and Healthy is the next step up from the Chopped Oat Straw and has more ingredients to tempt fussy feeders and it is also slightly higher in natural sugar and starch. Lite & Healthy is a natural fibre blend of oat straw and timothy grass, with a light coating of linseed and rapeseed oil, blended with cinnamon, marigold and a mix of real herbs all known for their natural antioxidant properties. It is free from molasses, soya and cereal making it a non-heating low sugar fibre feed suitable for those at rest or in light to medium work. Cinnamon is an antioxidant and is known to help balance the blood sugar levels, which combined with an NSC of 5.9% makes Lite & Healthy perfect for those with or prone to laminitis, EMS or cushings. Again this product can be used as a full or partial hay replacer.

 

 

 

High work load

Natural Choice Alfalfa is the perfect fibre product for fuelling work and promoting condition without the added calories. Soft alfalfa is blended with timothy grass, oat straw, linseed and rapeseed oil, cinnamon and a mix of real herbs all high in antioxidants.  If you are working your horse regularly, alfalfa is an excellent fibre source which is low in sugar and starch, but high in quality protein and provides a non-heating slow release energy.  Natural Choice Alfalfa will promote coat shine and condition, but coming in with an NSC of only 6.2% means this carefully selected blend is still suitable for those with or prone to laminitis. The higher protein level in this product also makes it a great feed for both old and young stock too. As with the rest of our free from range this too can be used as a full or partial hay replacer.

 

 

Here at Honeychop we like to keep things as close to nature as possible, all our ingredients are 100% natural and a great source of fibre. However they are not complete feeds so you will need to add a broad-spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement or a feed balancer to any of the above products to make sure you are still getting a balanced diet.