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    Feed for Need – Condition

    on Apr 26, 2021 in Articles, Health & nutrition | Comments Off on Feed for Need – Condition

    Feed for Need – Condition

    The sunshine has arrived (for now!) although there is some spring grass emerging, many horse owners are struggling with their horse’s condition, having had an long cold, wet winter has impacted the grass growth. Many areas are still seeing temperatures as low as freezing and frosts overnight. Ensuring your horse has access to appropriate levels of appropriate forage is one of Keyflow’s priorities. On average a horse or pony requires 2% of their body weight in forage per day. So for an average 500kg horse that is 10kg of forage per day! This will vary depending on individual requirements. This forage can be made up of hay/ haylage/ grass/ chaff/pre ground or soaked mash fibre. Ensuring our horses have an efficient and effective gut to allow them to digest the fibre is vital – using Pink Mash to provide additional fibre and Protexin probiotics and prebiotics can do just that! A happy, healthy gut microbiome is vital for effective digestion of the fibre we are feeding! If you are struggling with a lack of grass or shortage of hay/haylage please contact us so we can suggest some ways to help.Pink Mash, along with other ‘bagged fibre sources’ such as unmolassed sugar beet and grass nuts can also be used and counted as a forage source and as a partial hay replacement. For horses who we are wishing to improve their condition- providing ad-lib forage is ideal, it also supports the natural behaviour of the horse.Making sure your horse is receiving a balanced diet with access to his or her daily essential nutrients such as vitamins and minerals is just as crucial to a horse needing to lose or gain condition. Using a balancer or a complete feed is a great way of ensuring this. Complete feeds such as Keyflow Stay Cool provide additional calories due to the higher feeding rate than that of a balancer. Get in touch with our friendly Keyflow Nutritional Advice team if you want to give your horse’s diet a new season assessment!If your horse is receiving a balanced diet with a great level of fibre but still needs condition, we can look to adding in calorie dense options to ‘top up’ the diet. Keyflow Key-Plus is a steam extruded stabilised rice bran with just 10.9% starch – easily digested and palatable for fussy feeders. Just one or 2 cups per day can make a significant difference in your horses condition! Key-3 oil is also a great option for additional calories!Click HERE to read more about Key-Plus and request a FREE sample! The Keyflow Advice and Support Teamkeyflowfeeds.com01672 519000advice@keyflowfeeds.com Morgan Mackenzie with Spartan fed on Keyflow! Follow...

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    Find out what Barrel Racer JJ Bracey has been up to!

    on Apr 1, 2021 in JJ Bracey, Riders blog | Comments Off on Find out what Barrel Racer JJ Bracey has been up to!

    Find out what Barrel Racer JJ Bracey has been up to!

    Hi guys! Things have been super busy here as we are getting ready to head into the 2021 rodeo season. Its already looking like it’s going to be 10x better than last years season (which was heavily restricted due to covid-19) as we have dates coming out left right and centre, the first rodeo of the season being in April. In the meantime, I have been busy working my project, client, and personal horses and managing my time between them. I’ve been organising my calendar for the year and the waiting list for client horses. Last year I was so busy with client horses that I didn’t have as much time for my personal horses so this year I want to be able to manage my time between them all alot better. So far, so good! With all the rain that we got in February, we now have beautiful green grass everywhere out bush, on neighbouring station land that we are very blessed to be able to put our horses on for the wet season. The green grass is such a beautiful sight after years of drought with little to no grass. We bushed two of our big herds earlier this year and its safe to say they are very happy!  My beautiful barrel saddle from one of my sponsors Western World is arriving from NZ in a few weeks so I’m very excited for that, and I also received some personalized rodeo shirts amongst other beautiful caps and such from my other sponsors Territory Tuff.  In terms of my barrel horses, I’ve just pulled ‘Indy’ from out bush and she is being brought back into work now as she prepares for the season. It will be our first season together so I’m eager to see where we will go. Indy is a registered QH Palamino mare ‘Docs Golden Pistol’ standing at around 14.2hh.  My new mare has been busy learning the pattern and all the skills that she needs to become the perfect allrounder rodeo horse. She is showing a huge amount of potential and keeps hustling by the day. We have had some exciting advancements here, with our arena being set up this week and having brought a new truck for the season. Alongside the above, I have also been keeping myself occupied with my Australian Brumby Challenge Brumby ‘VBA Fiora’.  I’ve excitedly partnered up with TRNT Off the Track, and am now also branching into the retraining of off the track thoroughbreds. This is something I have been thinking about doing for a while now. The first OTTB ‘Amigo Mio’ arrived last weekend, we picked him up directly from the Darwin Racetrack and also met his trainer, who only wanted the best for him and was sad to see him go. The big boy is settling well into his new normal. He was quite eager to meet all the horses, dogs, and pigs (who he is still a bit unsure about 😆).  I think I have just about covered everything….I look forward to the next blog.  Follow...

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    “Tiny” Tim tells us more!

    on Mar 26, 2021 in Riders blog | Comments Off on “Tiny” Tim tells us more!

    “Tiny” Tim tells us more!

    Well hello everyone…. I wanted to start off my blog by telling how I got started in rodeo. My grandfather was a clown in the shrine circus. As a young child he would paint my face and take me under the big top with him. In 4H as a youngster one of my projects was clowning. The older I got I fell in love with rodeo. When I graduated high school I tried my hand at bareback bronc riding. Then by accident I volunteered to be a clown at a neighboring county’s fair and was tossed into the rodeo protecting kids in the bullriding. I took a shine to it and began “fighting” bulls protecting riders as they fell off or dismounted. After a brief 8 year stint as a fighter I took time to grow my family. When I decided to re-enter the rodeo world I was asked to entertain a crowd for a local bullriding and some people there thought I had talent, so I was cast into other rodeos that summer. I get to mix my grandfathers ability to make people laugh with my love for rodeo. To me there is no better feeling than seeing the kids smiling and laughing at my antics and parents laughing at jokes. It truly is amazing to brighten people’s day just getting to be goofy. I hope this article finds everyone well and healthy! “Tiny” Tim Follow...

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    Kevin Peck – gives an update of what he’s been up to!!

    on Mar 24, 2021 in Kevin Peck, Riders blog, Videos | Comments Off on Kevin Peck – gives an update of what he’s been up to!!

    Kevin Peck  – gives an update of what he’s been up to!!

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    Team Super G – Find out what they have been up to!

    on Mar 24, 2021 in Riders blog, Sue Chapplehow-Lacey | Comments Off on Team Super G – Find out what they have been up to!

    Team Super G  – Find out what they have been up to!

    I hope you’re all keeping well in these difficult times. The new year started in lockdown, preventing me from doing the usual training.  In normal times my horses would have had 6 weeks preparation and I’d be starting to pick up on fitness. An added twist to life was home schooling two children and a third who will start nursery after Easter.Continuing training has been restricted by adhering to travel rules. I don’t have an arena here or any special facilities, but I do have the backyard!    It is covered in Astroturf which was actually put down for our wedding in 2016. This provides me with an area that I can lunge the horses in walk and trot on about a 10 meter circle. So this is what I did to keep the horses ticking over through the first couple of months of the year. On a weekend I was managing to hack out the girls, that is Drumany & Millie.  In fact I think the kids ponies were fitter than mine as we used hacking as their PE lesson and my only time to breath. Homeschooling has been interesting to say the least. How much should you be doing, how little should you be doing, how much should you be pushing them, how much should you be taking the soft approach, I have no idea.  All I know is my children have survived and don’t  seem to be worse off for it.  This time was made more stressful as I  struggled through with my dyslexia,. Yes, I go down the centre line in a dressage test and have to put my hands up so that I can see which is my L for left. I can’t for love nor money ride a dressage test off letters, I do pretty patterns. So you can quite imagine the entertainment we had with me trying to teach the children, thankfully I can manage P1 and P2 work – just!Mid February came and my eldest two went back to school. At this point frustration had hit. My horses were stuck not getting fitter, not getting educated, I felt I was hitting my head off a brick wall, feeling very deflated. So with this feeling I decided I would start using the local arena which is a couple of miles up the road. I have always wished and even begged my husband for my own arena but when I sat down and worked it out I can’t justify the cost (and I’m not really sure where I would find the pennies). So I’ve worked out I can go to my local arena with two horses five times a week for the next 10 years (included travel costs) for what it would cost me to put a arena in at home! Currently I have my horses lunging on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & weekends hacking, Wednesday jump and on a Friday flat work. Tuesday and Thursday hacks are nice and gentle as I have my three-year-old daughter hacking with me. Although if she had her way she would come to every thing..The children have a come on in leaps and bounds since going to the arena, they go twice a week. My eldest daughter has found the canter button which she loves, she mainly rides Crackenthorpe Seduction...

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    Spring is on the way – Topstocks

    on Mar 12, 2021 in Articles, Competing | Comments Off on Spring is on the way – Topstocks

    Spring is on the way – Topstocks

    Spring is definetely on the way, thankfully after a long winter! Thoughts are usually looking towards the eventing season ahead and planning the show diary for the tradestand – this year is feeling slightly different however. I tentatively laid out my wish list for the summer, and left it there in the diary, rather than excitedly reporting where I was hoping I would be and when. Unfortunately, I am seeing some of the early events cancelling as it is uncertain whether they will be able to run – the amount of organising for a weekend of competition takes several months to arrange, and the expense to do this with the risk of cancelling has understandably led to those difficult decisions being made early. I am hopeful that the tradestand will be getting taken out of storage at some point this season, but will spectators be allowed? Obviously a busy show is good for those of us in the tradestand area! Luckily it does look like competitors will be out very soon, and website sales are proving that everyone wants to look smart for that first outing! So if your thinking about sprucing up your competition, or training, gear have a look on www.top- stocks.co.uk – there are lots of clothing items in the sale, along with new products, and lots of new stock and stock pin designs to choose from. I hope to see lots of you this summer out enjoying our sport! www.top-stocks.co.uk Follow...

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    Timothy Showe – The Horse Market in USA

    on Mar 12, 2021 in Riders blog, Timothy Showe | Comments Off on Timothy Showe – The Horse Market in USA

    Timothy Showe – The Horse Market in USA

    Hello everyone, kind of want to do talk about the horse market a little bit as everyone knows I raise train and sell draft cross horses as well as train young horses to go on into the cutting. We can do discuss that more in the future though like I said I’d like to discuss the horse market. The horse market is higher than I’ve ever seen in my entire life, it’s truly out of control. I’ve constantly been asked what is the reasoning behind this well to be honest not 100% sure. So many variables to take into consideration when answering that question. Such as the state of the economy, the cost of fuel, and the Horses that set the bar for the market. Although most of us aren’t fans of what I called the Luke Horses also known as the “unwanted”. These horses are bought by a specific buyer that ships them to a plant be there in Canada and/or Mexico for slaughter. Yes it’s these horses that actually set the market for The rest of the industry. With these buyers they now have a last chance option to where they mark up he said horse that’s headed to slaughter so you can rescue it at a set price. This little idea has made these horses worth three Times as much as they want for which is made the rest of them even more expensive. Though like I said This is only one of the variables. Being a Horses broker myself I’ve been studying the market thoroughly and very in-depth. Most the time you can see the fluctuation in the market but as of right now I can’t see it getting weak any time soon. But it’s the draft crosses that really I have exploded in this market. I’m just extremely thankful that we decided to start raising these horses over 16 years ago they are definitely a breed of their own. Until next time, Ride correct and God bless! TC Show Follow Timothy on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/doneroamingranch Follow...

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    Advertise your horses for sale with us!!

    on Mar 4, 2021 in Featured | Comments Off on Advertise your horses for sale with us!!

    Advertise your horses for sale with us!!

    You can advertise you horses from any where in the world with us!! over 67k followers on Facebook and up to 3.6 million post reach. You can add your social links and you can get a discounted rate for multiple horses if you are a yard or breeder!! all you have to do is click Register at the top of the website page – or login if already registered ( ITS FREE TO DO THIS ) then add your horses and share away! we will promote on our horses for sale page and select a few each week to go on our main page!! CAN YOU AFFORD NOT TO?! Follow...

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    Sue Chapplehow-Lacey introduces her yard and horses and tells us her 5 must haves on the yard

    on Mar 3, 2021 in Riders blog, Sue Chapplehow-Lacey | Comments Off on Sue Chapplehow-Lacey introduces her yard and horses and tells us her 5 must haves on the yard

    Sue Chapplehow-Lacey introduces her yard and horses and tells us her 5 must haves on the yard

    Hi all hope your all keeping well & staying safe. Wow what strange times we are living in. I feel we are very fortunate to have our horses, They’re definitely my piece of sanity.  As for many of myself 2020 had plenty of ups and downs. Downside was my father needed a triple heart bypass but contracted Covid while in hospital thankfully survived. A major down hit us in October when I had to make the horrendous decision to have Peeping Aragon put down. His first season was 2019 where he ended on a high winning NPS Scotland M and M open working hunter final 133CM. His illness was due to worm damage, unfortunately he wasn’t wormed correctly as a youngster. Onwards and up the first of December saw a new arrival to the yard Millie’s Cove class 1 Connemara mare 4 years old. What an experience that was, first horse I have ever purchased unseen. She’s a lovely sweet mare by the fabulous stallion Caherlistrane Bay.  She green but honest.  To introduce the rest of the yard we have Drumany Bay 16hh mare. We are not very sure of her history, her previous owner purchased her from a dealer. I bought her in September ’20 after spending some time working with her. We click and have made such progress. Unfortunately she had learnt to bolt, thankfully she now trusts me but we still can have tense moments.  December was a busy education month, we did Drum’s first dressage test, yes it was tense & a little forwards going in parts but we managed 64+% under a BD judge.   Her 3rd sj comp gaining a double clear & 2nd in the 90cm. The following weekend we made it to the Cumbria horse trials arena event where we win the 80cm section. Then another lockdown hit!!  On to Crackenthorpe jamboree (Tom) homebred he’s 25 years old. Fabulous career Advanced eventer, advance medium BD, 3rd at hoys as a worker, numerous wins as a riding horse. He now training my 3 year old daughter to ride. Tom is a legend 💝 Crackenthorpe Seduction (Sedi) another homebred she’s a little pocket rocket winning BE events in 2020 (with my sister Clare riding). My eldest (6 yrs) daughter is now riding her.  Last but not least is Florence of Crackenthorpe (flo). Flo will be rising three in May. She a homebred out of Crackenthorpe Radiance a novice eventer by a coloured cob. I am really fortunate to have a lovely bunch of horses. I think Tom loves having his Hareem of the girls. For me I would always choose a mare firstly you can get such a special bond with them.  The team of horses run under the name of Team Super G this was originally due to having Glenmore of Roisbhenn a.k.a. Gromit. Whom I produced winning numerous workers and BE events he also qualified for horse of the year show and badminton grassroots Championships. He was sold prior to the championships. I felt the name was still fitting, now it stands for Team Super Girls! Five must haves Stable equestrian has asked me what are my five must haves. I have to confess I like to keep things simple so I don’t have a lot of stuff but what I do have must work and be...

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    Importance of Electrolytes in horses

    on Feb 16, 2021 in Articles, Health & nutrition | 0 comments

    Importance of Electrolytes in horses

    Electrolytes are particularly important to the horse as they are required by many functions of the body, including nerve, muscle, and digestive function. Electrolyte supplements commonly consist of the 5 major electrolytes which are sodium (Na +), potassium (K +), chloride (Cl−), calcium (Ca2+), and magnesium (Mg2+). It is important that electrolytes are balanced with the bodies fluid levels as it consists of mainly water. So, the many functions mentioned above are only possible because of balanced homeostasis (the body’s ability to maintain a stable internal environment).  During exercise, the rate of energy used is met by anaerobic oxidation of glucose to lactic acid; this is the main cause of metabolic acidosis observed during training. Fluid shifts, together with active ion-exchange between blood and tissue, cause marked changes in electrolyte concentrations.  It is often that horses do not receive enough(not well balanced) electrolytes which over a few weeks or months can become a serious issue, due to homeostasis being out of balance. The most common signs of electrolyte deficiency include muscle conditions (tying up), poor performance, condition, and recovery. Restoring electrolyte balance is not a quick fix. Electrolytes are excreted by the horse every day through urine and faeces, and lost even more during exercise, hot weather and sweating. We recommend feeding electrolytes daily with the same dose and not just on hotter days or for competition. Rarely do horses suffer with an overdose of electrolytes but often suffer a deficiency. Furthermore, by feeding salt daily, fussy horses adapt to the taste better rather than only feeding large amounts on competition days, which can also irritate the gut.  Research has shown that the administration of electrolytes is more beneficial than water alone in restoring fluid, electrolyte, and acid base balance after loss.  Clinical trials have shown that horses do not regulate their salt intake and therefore do not always freely intake it from salt licks or blocks and it should be provided in their feed /water also.  Many factors contribute to how many electrolytes your horse will need, including diet, exercise, fitness, and weather. Therefore, it is recommended to feed daily balanced electrolytes rather than occasionally because what they do not require will be excreted. Always follow the recommended dosing.   Drs SHL Donker DVM, Founder of Synovium Horse Health (Equine Supplements) and an FEI Veterinarian.  www.synovium.co.uk/products/synovium-electrolytes-q/  SYNOVIUM® ELECTROLYTES Q is a well-balanced and complete supplement of electrolytes for horses. Veterinary developed to replace electrolytes lost daily and during hot weather, exercise, and sweating.  Restoring the electrolyte balance in horses and with added antioxidants, Synovium Electrolyte Q supports fast, balanced, and optimal recovery of the body. A palatable supplement that contains all the key electrolytes sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Sebastiann Donker – Head Vet at @synovium Follow...

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