Suitable for: Horses in light-medium work, who generally maintain their condition well. Ideal for the larger stable yard.
Train ‘n Leisure is an excellent all round feed for recreational horses, but is also designed to meet the increased energy needs of active performance horses. For horses in light work, less feed will generally be required, whereas for horses in hard work the quantity required will increase towards the higher side of the recommended amounts.
Train ‘n Leisure contains healthy and effective “long fibres”, hence the larger than usual cubes, which ensures excellent gut health. The use of full fat soya boosts the amino acid profile and helps to develop and maintain a shiny and healthy coat.
Train ‘n Leisure is high in anti-oxidants which assist in removing free radicals; it has high levels of all the B vitamins for their essential functions; and it contains all the required minerals and electrolytes to support horses in training. Equus Train n Leisure contains 1g/kg of a live yeast culture for superior digestive health.
No least cost formulation is used in the composition of Train ‘n Leisure and only high quality ingredients are selected. These are carefully blended to ensure that all demands are met with specific emphasis on an even and gradual release of energy which ensures that workloads can be sustained for longer.
At Equus we do not use large quantities of bran and molasses, often the main ingredients of most standard horse cube products. These standard products often alone cannot satisfy the nutritional demands of the working horse. Owners often end up adding “extras” to try and achieve additional condition, coat shine or increased energy for example. No such extras are necessary when using Train ‘n Leisure which contains enough fats and oils to achieve the desired results, as well as a full range of vitamins and minerals.
Feeding horses correctly requires a good eye and careful monitoring of your horse’s individual needs, condition and behaviour. We therefore suggest you contact us directly for personalised feeding advise- contact Equus Horse Feeds at + 27 73 423 5491 / + 27 83 998 6824.
Equus Train n Leisure should only ever be used to supplement good quality hay and/ or pasture.
To ensure a healthy gut the total roughage portion should never be less than 1% of bodyweight, but preferably at 1.5%. Always ensure the minimum roughage requirement is met and then adjust the amount of Train n Leisure depending on condition and workload. The Train n Leisure portion should preferably be limited to between 2 and 2.5 kg per feeding.
Depending on the workload, age, condition and quality of the available roughage, the average horse will require between 0.5% and 1% of body weight in Train n Leisure per day (e.g the average 500 kg horse will need between 2.5 and 5 kg of concentrate per day depending on daily needs).
It is very important to ensure that your horse is fed the correct portion of food by weight, not by volume! All feeds have different densities and thus do not weigh the same. Therefore it is very important to establish exactly what weight (kg) your scoop holds of the specific product you are feeding.