Nutritional Info

Fibre 28%
Protein 5%
Total Sugar 3%
Starch 0.1%
DigestibleEnergy 8.5MJ/Kg


Oat Straw, Timothy Grass, Linseed & Rapeseed Oil 10%, Marigold, Herbs, Limestone, Cinnamon

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.

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Ann Jeavons says:

Absolutely brilliant for my boy who went down with laminitis. Also for my mare that’s in box rest.

Vivienne says:

Hi,I had a free sample of Lite and Healthy to try and my boys loved it,they have been on it for over a year now and I’m happy to say I get 3 clean bowls every meal time,it smells lovely,looks good and I particularly like to see the flower heads in there too,it’s a great feed for my weight watchers as they can tuck into a decent meal without excess calories,a great price too.

Lesley Theobald says:

This product is absolutely amazing.. I’ve a 13’2 pony that has m&s I’ve tried everything to get rid of it.
With in 3 weeks of feeding this it’s completely gone.
Over the moon with this feed I’m now feeding it to all my ponies .

Tanya says:

Having a pony with EMS but also not able to have Alfalfa, I really needed to find a product that fitted the bill for him. After lots of research and comparing of other products, Honeychop Lite and Healthy came out on top and gave me exactly what I was looking for! I have been feeding Honeychop Lite and Healthy for 7 months now and my pony shines from the inside out. I loved that the chaff contained natural flowers and herbs, a bit of outdoors in a bowl! Would never use another chaff with him now, Honeychop Lite and Healthy gives me exactly what I’m looking for and more.

Emma Atkinson says:

I have a gelding prone to ulcers and laminitis (very difficult two conditions to manage) and this chaff is brilliant!!
He looks fantastic and always finishes up all his food! Highly recommend!

Emma de Haas says:

My beautiful black Irish Cob has suffered terribly with hyperkeratosis (M&S) on his 4 white feathered feet. Until now… Not wanting him to go through another season sore and uncomfortable, and having tried everything topical with no joy, l researched and found Honeychop Light and Healthy. I started feeding it 6 weeks ago 1 scoop mixed with 1 of the Honeychop with herbs and some dried grass. Checked his skin under his feathers tonight and had to double check – no cracks, no sores, no oozing. The skin felt smooth and the build up of the psoriasis like skin was minimal. I am thrilled, and Henry finally comfortable. Thank you. Results from the inside that show on the outside.

Sophie says:

Thank you very much for your help and advise! I’ve had my cob on your Lite and Healthy for around 6 weeks now and the difference it’s made to his mallenders has been amazing! Thank you!

Tracey Davies says:

I’ve recently swapped over to light & healthy mainly due to feeding issues concerned with intolerance. I always try to keep feeding simple as I have a very fussy donkey who shared the yard with my horses and all 3 love this feed.

Mrs B - Derbyshire says:

Dear Honeychop, what an amazing product this is! Just discovered this and moved away from my usual fibre feed and my horses look truly amazing on you Lite and Healthy. The bag lasts for ever – this is such great value and the quality is always first class. Never a drop left from any of my usually fussy horses. Thank you !

Hollie says:

My mare loves this! I struggled to find one that was free from molasses AND alfalfa but that had a bit more flavour than plain chaff as she is very picky! This, however is perfect for her and she eats every last bit of her feed now.

Karen Carter says:

My pony Carter loves this stuff, he can’t eat it fast enough. He’s gotten a lovely shiny coat now and it also helps controls his weight due to laminitis.
It’s a much better quality chaff compared to others on the market and it’s also better on cost.

Leah Adams says:

I currently feed your Lite & Healthy chop to all three of my girls. Each of them has an individual need and your chop is the ONLY one on the market that ticks all their boxes.

My eldest mare, Charm has a variety of problems (ulcer prone, IAD and has just been diagnosed with hepatitis and moderate liver damage) and needs such a specific chop, yours is a life saver. She needs low protein, sugar and starch with no molasses, soya or Alfa. I love the fact their are marigolds and fresh herbs in there as well which makes it tasty as she is a fussy eater.

The little coloured cob, Weirdo has very worn front teeth and over the winter struggles with her weight. In the summer she needs a low sugar and starch chaff to keep her a healthy weight.

Calypso is my newest addition who came over from Ireland. She is a very tense girl who is just starting to trust me After a rough time over in Ireland. I wanted a low sugar and starch chop that is also tummy friendly just in case she has ulcers, so again, yours fit the bill perfectly.

Viv says:

Hi I feed your Lite and Healthy,my 3 boys love it,it looks good and I like the fact you can actually see the flower heads,it smell delicious and I get 3 clean bowls every time,I’m happy knowing they can enjoy a tasty dinner that is below the recommended 10%sugar and starch,my boys have great coats and their weight is spot on.

Michele Winters says:

We use this for our 19yr old Welsh B pony who has cushings and EMS and he loves it. There is so much in the bag and being low in sugar and starch, I know it is safe for him.

Kate Vickers says:

This product smells amazing. I discovered it last year and after trying a sample I have been usi g it ever since for my laminitics pony.

Charlotte F says:

I love this feed. I have a barefoot connemara mare and this feed is perfect to provide her with a little mouthful to get her supplements in. She gobbles it up and it feels lovely and soft. A bag lasts us ages! Much longer than similar products. I particularly like that it is actually low sugar and starch unlike other feeds that market themselves as suitable for laminitis risk and are actually high in sugar or are coated in molasses. I also like that it is free from alfalfa and soya.