Compound feed for working horses – to feed or not to feed?

Does your working horse need compound feed? Feeding has changed over the decades with the availability of much more nutritious forages, and the understanding that working horses can be fed plenty of forage without it limiting their performance.  What is compound feed? Compound feed is – by legal definition – a feed made up of more than two ingredients, which … Continue reading

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Bring Your Horse Back into Work with Flora Harris

At the end of each season we like to give most of our horses a good holiday before bringing them back in for their winter training.  It used to be very normal to turn horses away for around three months and not bring them back until January, but now it is much more common to give them a shorter break … Continue reading

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Basic Foundations of Feeding

In this day and age of exciting novelties and matchy-matchy gear, the words ‘basic’ and ‘foundation’ can be considered boring. But if you pay close attention to the basics of nutrition, your horse is likely to benefit in their health, performance and welfare.  What are the foundations of feeding? The foundations of feeding are the building blocks that lead to … Continue reading

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Get Your Horse Fit with Coral Keen

Having got many event horses fit to compete over the years, we thought we would share some of International Event Rider, Coral Keen’s top tips with you all… Do plenty of walk work.  This is incredibly important when you start getting horses fit but also something to do at all times when working horses. I think it is a really … Continue reading

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New Year, New Diet

Although horses don’t suffer from the alcohol and unhealthy or excessive food intake that we often do over Christmas, New Year is a good time to overhaul their diets too. Reassess your horse’s performance throughout 2019 and question their diet and feeding regime. Could it be healthier, cheaper, more effective, less wasteful? Making your feeding goals for 2020 If you’ve … Continue reading

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Mares and their Hormones…

It can be easy to forget that mares are entire, like stallions, with fluctuating hormone levels that affect their behaviour. For some mares this can affect their concentration, their trainability and their performance. Can nutrition support help?  Background on mare reproductive cycles The mare’s oestrous cycle is controlled by hormones, which are chemicals that control body functions. The increase of … Continue reading

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Jumping Exercises from ReadySupp Rider Coral Keen

These jumping exercises are perfect for those with very limited access to fences. I often use them with all of my horses, no matter what level they are working at… Serpentine Exercise This exercise is great for suppleness, straightness and to practice correctly bringing the horses shoulders around the turn. Set the four fences up down the centre line of … Continue reading

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Coping with Competition Pressure

Some of us get more emotional or tense than others on the day of a competition; when nerves get too much on the morning of the show all sorts of thoughts go through our mind…: “Why do I do this”, “I swear this is the last time”, “How did I think it was a good idea to enter this class…” … Continue reading

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Muscle Building…

If only muscle building were as simple as adding a potion or applying a lotion, but it’s not.  On the other hand, it’s not that complicated either. A correctly balanced diet and the correct work will build muscle to that horse’s genetic capability. And it might just surprise you to find out what’s most important for muscle-building… The equine athlete’s nutrient … Continue reading

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ReadySupp & Scuderia 1918 – The Partnership

ReadySupp are thrilled to be partnering with the high-end Italian footwear company Scuderia 1918. We will be supplying their incredible team of show jumping and eventing horses with the best supplements on the market and are hugely excited about the partnership. Scuderia 1918 have a strong interest and vast experience in equestrianism. With their ever-expanding team of seriously talented horses … Continue reading

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