The horse is a herbivore which has evolved to eat plants and utilise feeds high in fibre. So the natural way to feed your horse is to supply as many nutrients as possible from fibrous feeds before adding anything else to its diet.
Feeding a fibre-based diet in this way helps to maintain the natural balance of bacteria in the horse’s hindgut, while reducing starch and sugar in the diet helps support a healthy digestive tract, maintains overall good health and reduces the risk of laminitis and tying up.
Our philosophy on feeding
1. Firstly, feed forage as the main fibre source
2. Top up with a digestible fibre feed, like Speedi-Beet , to provide additional non-heating calories or, if you want, to add variety
3. Balance with a vitamin and mineral supplement or balancer, like Baileys Lo-Cal, and have fresh water available at all times
4. If you still need to feed more energy for condition or performance, you may wish to supplement further with a hard feed
5. Always monitor horse condition and adjust feeding accordingly
Highly digestible fibre feed
Wet feeding – the natural way to feed your horse
95% sugar free and no starch
Improved nutrient availability due to the unique, patented cooking process
Provides slow release energy
Can help reduce dietary starch levels
Holds 5x its own weight of water for rapid rehydration
Prebiotic effect due to beet fibre
So easy to prepare!
Add 1 part dry Speedi-Beet to 5 parts water by weight.
So ½kg of dry Speedi-Beet would require 2½ litres of water.
Add more water to make a sloppier mash if you want to help your horse rehydrate.
You can prepare in advance if you wish, but store in cool conditions and feed within 24 hours of soaking.
Speedi-Beet is so versatile. You can feed it in small amounts to a horse that is prone to weight gain or as a carrier for a mineral/vitamin supplement or medication. Or you can feed in larger amounts to a horse needing energy for performance or to add condition. It’s ideal for horses whose starch intake needs
limiting, like those prone to laminitis or tying-up, and can be fed alongside all kinds of compound feeds and balancers, including the ones in the Baileys range.
Always measure your Speedi-Beet out dry and then soak.
It expands to hold 5x its weight of water on soaking.
Speedi-Beet can be fed at up to 0.5kg (dry weight i.e. weight before soaking) per 100kg bodyweight of horse. So that means for a 500kg horse you can feed up to 2.5kg of Speedi-Beet (dry weight) each day. For more detailed guidance on how to incorporate Speedi-Beet into your horse’s ration.