Horse feed in winter: mineral licks are ideal in the cold season.
Winters with a lot of snow or ice have become a rarity in central Europe. However, it is still the time for most horse-keepers to keep their animals in the stall instead of in the pasture. Jens Lyke, specialist on horse feed reports in an interview how horses should still be best fed and correctly occupied in this time.
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be used outside of the pasture season?
Lyke: A lot of enterprises use Horslyx not only during the pasture season, but also during the stall period and have been very satisfied with the results.
A lot of horse-keepers have also added mineral feed at the beginning of coat changes in autumn . Why don't you think that is enough?
Lyke: That's a good start and we can be sure there are a lot of good aspects. However, Horslyx does a lot more than mineral feed. This the reason why we also call Horslyx supplementary feed. The approach is essentially the same, although the differences and benefits are great.
How does it differ specifically from conventional mineral feed?
Lyke: They differ in terms of form and content. For instance, in comparison to pelleted or crumbled mineral feed, we talk about a mineral lick that is based upon evaporated molasses. Ideally, the animals have access to it the whole day and they absorb the compound by licking. For instance, in comparison to pelleted or crumbled mineral feed, we talk about a mineral lick that is based upon evaporated molasses. Ideally, the animals have access to it the whole day and they absorb the compound by licking. Another benefit is the fact that the animals form a lot of saliva when licking the salt which protects the horse's sensitive stomach and prevents hyperacidity in the animals' intestines. This means that our supplementary feed genuinely prevents health problems.
How does it differ in terms of content?
Lyke: Horslyx does more than just providing minerals, vitamins and trace elements. The special thing about Horslyx molasses is the fact that we do not harden it chemically nor do we use any binding agents, fillers or preservatives. It goes without saying that we do without any dyes, flavours and flavour enhancers. This is why our feed is so tasty and healthy. Beyond this, we not only add all of the minerals, vitamin and trace element needed. We also work with admixtures of oil and soya, which creates a unique composition of organically bonded trace elements, omega-3 fatty acids and amino acids that are essential to life. This combination is unique in horse feed and is one Horslyx' secrets.
Some horse-keepers associate molasses with sugar; do you see any problem there?
Lyke: Molasses is a by-product of sugar production. Furthermore, white sugar is often marketed as something bad and humans have problems if we consume too much of it. However, sugar is an important source of energy and molasses naturally contains residues of sugar that are not at all problematic for the animal's organism. However, sugar is an important source of energy and molasses naturally contains residues of sugar that are not at all problematic for the animal's organism. Molasses contains al lot of plant materials and is rich in trace elements. Molasses contains al lot of plant materials and is rich in trace elements. Horses take in about the same amount of sugar when taking the normal amount of Horslyx as if the horse were eating two big apples. That is proportional to people drinking one glass of fresh orange juice.
There are also Respiratory, Garlic and Mobility varieties along with Horslyx Original. What's the reason for this diversity?Lyke: The basic nutritional formula is the same in all varieties. First of all, Horslyx Galic is the summer grazing mineral lick with added protection if there is a greater mass of insects that bite or suck. Then, Respiratory is a mixture with etherial oils and a slightly higher content of vitamin-C and vitamin-E to support the respiratory organs and with greater infection pressure. My personal favourite for winter is the Mobility mixture because it also contains organically bonded sulpher and glucosamine glycane. My personal favourite for winter is the Mobility mixture because it also contains organically bonded sulpher and glucosamine glycane. They are known from human therapy for building up carteledge and inhibiting inflammation. I'm glad to treat my horses to this luxury in winter.
Jens Lyke, our professional consultant, will be glad to give you more information on mineral licks and how to use them at +49+175 . 2958206, email@example.com and the website www.horslyx.de .
Derby Horslyx mineral licks can be used in a number of ways. It doesn't matter whether its with the horseshoer, loading training or soil work. They can help make it easier to train horses. Another application is stretching exercises for the horse. This should be done right under the supervision of an expert. With Horslyx, whoever is interested now has the opportunity to get more information on this and win a workshop right on their own home stall.
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