Metabolic and insulin resistance issues are on the rise due to the amount of sugars and high glycaemic ingredients in their diets. This is partly due to the ready-to-eat processed cereal /grain equine feeds. While they may taste good, they are not always good for your horse. Horses are grazing animals; their digestive tracts were not designed to process things they would not normally find in a field or meadow. Feeds with excessive amounts of sugar or starch should be avoided as this may lead to colic, founder, or tying-up in horses. High fat content may compromise glycogen storage and excessive protein may lead to problems associated with ammonia production.
Fibre is an energy source that is often overlooked in horse nutrition. Horses have a highly developed hindgut that houses billions of bacteria and protozoa capable of fermenting large quantities of fibre. The end products of fibre fermentation can be used as energy sources throughout the day, since fermentation continues long after a meal has been consumed. This is known as slow release energy. Proper gut function is essential to the health and well-being of your horse, so fibre should be considered an essential nutrient.
Arch Feeds products will give your horse the equivalent benefits at any time of year. Harvest at the optimum time and their unique process preserves all the taste and nutrients to keep your horse at its best.
Arch Feeds products are 100% pure and natural, no preservatives, additives, binders or fillers and versatile in use: