Feed horses properly in winter
When the days get shorter, the temperature drops below zero and the first snowflakes trickle softly, then it is here - the winter! Valuable herbs and vitamins now support the horse's immune system and metabolism in a superb, natural way. Suitable horse feed and herbal mixtures for the winter can be found here in our horse shop.
Herbs and mash for horses
Basically, your horse should be provided in the summer as well as in winter sufficient with good hay. Since it is not possible for the horses in winter, where a thick layer of snow lies on the meadows, to eat fresh, valuable grazing grass, it is all the more important to feed hay of good quality!
In addition to relieving the horse's metabolism, as well as improving gut health and well-being, it is especially useful in winter to replace a meal with a delicious mash menu two to three times a week.
Winter feeding horse
Austrian herbs from great alpine pastures is the main component of our horse feed mixtures. A portion of alpine herbs in the feeding trough sends your horse directly to an imaginary alpine hike. The chicken broth among the horse feeds is the Siglhorse zest for life. For older horses the optimal feed mix to get over the cold days. An adequate vitamin supply supports and strengthens the vitality of the entire organism. Vitamins in the form of MultiVital pellets increase the well-being and the readiness of your horse.
Horses are more sensitive to herbs than humans, so the amount of food depends very much on whether it is a pony, a big horse and how it is kept and worked: box or open stable, recreational or sport horse. Although herbs have a positive effect on the health of your horse, there is one thing to keep in mind: after 4 to 6 weeks you should keep a feeding break of about 2 weeks.
Fresh fruits and vegetables in winter feeding
The dose is known to poison. Providing up to two kilos per day of fresh fruit and vegetables has been shown to work well: skin, mucous membranes and immune system benefit from the vitamin A intake found in root crops such as citrus fruits. Carrots are as much of the contained trace elements as zinc, iron or phosphorus. Even apples and pears can be served as a treat in between. The apple peel can provide important fiber such as the carbohydrate pectin, which acts in the intestine of the horse against diarrhea and manure.
Liquid gold - linseed oil
A high flaxseed content of over 20% not only provides essential nutrients, but also valuable digestive and fats mucins, especially omega-3 fatty acids, which work together to promote winter coat, skin and hoof health.
In the time of coat change, a good drop of valuable linseed oil will help you to work wonders! It makes the coat shine and can serve as a substitute for concentrated feed.