Get your Woodhill Sands winter event calendar now!! Click Here for you copy of all our winter series events. These include Alltech Dressage series, Fiber Fresh winter show jumping, PEL winter show hunter and the Prydes Easi Feed Mini ODE.
Plus much much more...
WIN WIN WIN
In association with the Alltech Winter Dressage Series we have three pouches of the Alltech Lifeforce available (as well as some other Alltech goodies) draw at each of the next three Winter Dressage days this competition is open to all friends of Woodhill Sands - learn why this product is what your horse needs this winter Click Here for more details.
Queens Birthday Weekend Fun
Lots on over Queens Birthday at Woodhill Sands. Saturday 3rd - Practice XC & SJ
Sunday 4th - Prydes EasiFeed Mini ODE
& Market Day
You may have noticed the newest and bright red member of the team - the new Massey Ferguson tractor will certainly make those hard jobs easy. Grant Hudson from the The Tractor Centre in Pukekohe showed up with this magnificent beast in time for the Alltech GP show. If you are in the market for a tractor to make your hard jobs easier - give Grant and the team at The Tractor Centre a call - they are here supporting your sport.
Show Special PEL Equine - Safe Fencing solutions
PEL Equine Fencing gear will be available to purchase at all shows coming up with sharp show specials if your in the market for some temporary fencing solutions come and see us. We also have information on equine sighter wire, gates and permanent safe equine fencing.
Prydes EasiFeed tip of the Month
FEED TIPS GOING INTO WINTER
If you have a horse prone to getting light over winter, start building condition in Autumn so they have a buffer of condition through the cold months. Make sure teeth, worming etc have been done prior to winter if due. Your vet will advise you on the right worm drench for this time of year for your area and this is important to get right.
Getting condition right and keeping the diet balanced
Horse gets too fat over winter?
Often horses get turned out in winter on grass and hay alone and do fine from a condition perspective. They still need to get their vitamins and minerals to avoid deficiencies as these can lead to dull coat, weight loss, muscle wastage, brittle hooves, and poor immunity etc.
If they are not needing a hard feed for calories then use a vitamin/mineral balancer pellet instead (e.g. the Pryde’s 150 or 300 pellet) so they are still getting that base nutrition. These are designed to be fed at a low feeding rate so read the label.
your horse is getting hard fed and is too fat, cut back on high calorie hard feeds or go to a less conditioning feed. The higher calorie feeds are those with extruded grains, oil supplements etc.
If you find you are not hitting the minimum recommended rates on the bag when you cut back, balance the diet with a vitamin and mineral balancer (e.g. Pryde’s 150 pellet or the 300 pellet -the latter is a more concentrated version).
For instance if the recommended rate said minimum 2.5kg and you were only feeding 1.25kg then top up with HALF the daily rate of the balancer pellet as you are getting HALF the vits and mins from the feed from feeding HALF the recommended rate. Once you get to the minimum rate the vitamins and minerals are all in the feed. Always feed to condition first though and top up vitamins and minerals if you need to.
Horse needs more condition over winter?
Include more higher-caloried feeds e.g. extruded grain feeds (e.g. EasiResponse and EasiResult) that have multiple calorie sources e.g. the grain, oil etc. These are the highest digestible energy meaning your horse gets the maximum out of them. A 500kg horse is likely to be on 2-4 kg a day if you need to put condition on.
Try not to give a horse more than 2.5kg of hard feed + your Fiber Fresh/chaff in one feed. If you can only get out to feed your horse once a day and they need more to hold condition then add in oil for more calories (e.g. Pryde’s EasiOil) . 1 cup of oil is the same is giving around another kg of hard feed and adds more calories without adding more bulk to the meal size.
Any questions, feel free to contact your Pryde’s EasiFeed rep Hayley-Jane Malcolmson, North Island Manager 027 247 6881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SALE - Mycosorb & LIFEFORCE
Show Specials available at all Woodhill Sands days - don't miss out these fantastic prices for great product!
Mycosorb 1kg pails available for $35 including GST and LIFEFORCE™ 1.7kg pouches for a steal at $76.50 (we have the 5kg Buckets too for those of you with more than one horse at $225.00