As this behaviour is only during the Summer months I can cope with it, but on the odd day Oscar is stabled due to the heat, flies, farrier, being trailered longer than normal or when stood at a show - in-between/after classes it does concern me that his digestive system may not have the correct level of fibre required to fully function. And this is my exact reason for purchasing a Vitamunch from Equilibrium.
Equilibrium understand that horses are trickle feeders who naturally spend 75% of their time eating and Vitamunch provides a low calorie, high fibre, low sugar and cereal free snack suitable for all horses and ponies. Equilibrium take the quality of their products very seriously and state on their website that their own horses, all 15-20 of them guinea-pig product ideas before seeking wider approval, and where possible Equilibrium use human grade ingredients - they comment that their search for human consumption grade hay continues...but in the meantime source Timothy Grass slow dried at a low temperature to maintain a fresh and succulent flavour as well as nutrient levels.
Each Vitamunch is enriched with essential vitamins and minerals and suitable for horses or ponies prone to laminitis or obesity and can be served wet or dry, hidden in the middle of a full hay-net or in it's own Munchnet, via a bucket, in a stable, a field or a horsebox/trailer (much smaller and easier to transport than hay...but I have to confess equally as messy).
There are five flavours to choose from, all with super cool names:
Heavenly Hedgerow - enriched with clovers, hawthorn and rosehip, I chose this one for Oscar as he loves a hedgerow picnic - £2.95
Marvellous Meadow - enriched with dandelion, red clover and nettle - £2.95
Hoof Munch - enriched with Biotin, Methionine and Zinc with added kelp, nettle and rosehip£3.95
Flexi Munch - enriched with goswelia - £3.95
Calm Munch - enriched with magnesium, B vitamins, camomile, hops and vervain - £3.95
The mini Munchnets cost £2.95 and are purpose made for Vitamunch blocks, they come in four colours.
You can see for yourself how much Oscar loved his Heavenly Hedgerow Vitamunch from the video below and I have already asked my local tack shop to consider stocking these as I think they're fabulous and can't wait to buy more...I think Marvellous Meadow next to remind us of the Summer months...and maybe a Flexi Munch once Oscar is stabled at night to help with any stiffness.
Thank you for reading, Jessica and Oscar xxxx