Honeychop Lite & Healthy
Honeychop Lite & Healthy, free from molasses, is a non-heating low sugar fibre feed suitable for those prone to laminitis. It is coated with linseed and rapeseed oil, including oat straw, timothy grass, herbs, marigolds and cinnamon.
High in omega 3 fatty acids, linseed oil is ideal to promote health and a glossy coat. Blended with our mix of real herbs known for their natural antioxidant properties it is the perfect low sugar palatable fibre feed to add to your horse, pony or donkeys diet.
With a typical sugar content of 3%, which is made up of all natural sugars, you can be sure you will be limiting the sugar intake in your horse, pony or donkey’s diet.
Horses are herbivores, evolved on a diet of grasses, The blend of natural fibres and selected herbs in Honeychop Lite and Healthy will add natural variety to your horse, pony or donkeys diet, mimicking the natural environment in which they should graze.
Linseed Oil is high in omega 3 fatty acids. Linseed (flax seed) oil is ideal to promote health and condition. Rapeseed oil is also a good source of vitamin E and an important aid to digestion. The inclusion of oil helps horses and ponies maintain strong hooves, glossy coats and better all-round condition. It is also known to have beneficial effects for horses with stiff joints.
Marigolds are known to contain antioxidants, which help against digestive inflammation. They are a rich source of vitamins A and C and are high in oil. This means that not only will your horse, or pony benefit from external coat shine, but they will also receive internal benefits from these beautiful yellow flowers.
Cinnamon has also been shown to act as an antioxidant which can lead to improved health. Although no specific trials have been performed on horses cinnamon may prove to have beneficial effects in laminitic equines.
Thyme is an anti-spasmodic and can help inflammation or infection of the respiratory tract, ideal for coughs, cramps and chest infections due to its antiseptic properties. It stimulates circulation, digestion, nervous responses and secretion of hormones aiding metabolism. Whilst being an insecticide it keeps away insects, pests and can be effectively used to deter parasites such as fleas, lice and flies.
Oregano contains elements that help with digestion and stimulates the immune system. It also aids in the smooth running of the cardiovascular system which helps in fighting diseases, stabilises body temperature and maintains PH balance.
Mint is germicidal and a breath freshener. It takes care of oral health by inhibiting harmful bacterial growth inside the mouth by cleaning the tongue and teeth. Mint is a good appetiser and promotes digestion.
Basil is a natural antiseptic and known for being an antioxidant that aids digestion.
Timothy Grass is an excellent choice for natives, good doers and those prone to laminitis as its naturally lower in sugar than most other grasses.
Honeychop Lite & Healthy also contains limestone flour which is a calcium supplement for horses and vital for healthy growth, strong bones, teeth and hooves.
- Free from molasses, soya and artificial additives
- No added sugar
- Low in Starch
- Recommended for those prone to laminitis
- Contains added linseed oil, rich in omega 3 fatty acids for health and condition
- Includes real herbs with known natural antioxidants
- Ideal for overweight horses, ponies and donkeys or those that maintain their weight easily
- We only use sun dried oat straw and never desiccate our crops
If your horse or pony suffers from laminitis you may want to read our fact sheet. Click here to find out more. Laminitis Fact Sheet.