High Fibre NO cereal, low sugar and starch Coligone Treat, which is packed with Coligone and provides a whole host of benefits including calming the horse from the inside, guarding against gastric acid irritation, perfect to be fed as a treat before, during and after training and competing.
Perfect for all horses and ponies, including those which suffer from laminitis and colic issues and those with sugar and starch intolerances.
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The HEALTHY TREAT your horse CAN eat between meals!
We all love our horses and giving your equine friend a treat from time to time is a lovely way to enrich your relationship. But treats are much more than just a titbit you give your horse, they are a beneficial addition to your horse’s life. They can be used in many different ways, not only as a reward but also to enhance wellbeing and can even help your horse to carry himself better! In our latest blog, we explain more about the numerous benefits of treats:
Treats can be used as part of positive reinforcement which horses respond well to due to the way they learn. Positive reinforcement with treats is a fantastic way to teach your horse new skills in a fun way your horse will love – for example, you can teach you horse to touch a target placed at different heights and levels, which is a brilliant way of training them to lower their head when needed.
Positive reinforcement can be used to help your horse accept being touched in certain areas and can also be used when schooling to help teach and reinforce the correct exercise. Horses are intelligent animals who are willing to learn and please so there really is no limit to what you can potentially teach with treats
Research studies by Innes and McBride (2007) and Warren-Smith and McGreevy (2008), have shown that positive reinforcement can enhance learning and the motivation to learn, so your horse will actually learn quicker! Using treats in this way can help create a cooperative and willing horse whilst strengthening the human – horse relationship, and who doesn’t want a better bond with their horse?
Treats can have a significant impact on your horse when stabled through stable enrichment. Research has shown that horses respond well to foraging devices, which encourage natural foraging behaviour (Henderson and Warren, 2001; Winskill et al. 1996). These are commonly called ‘snack balls’ or similar and are designed to fit treats inside with the horse then having to ‘forage’ to get the treat.
Encouraging this natural foraging can help reduce stress, and keep your horse occupied when stabled, resulting in a calmer, happier horse. So, feeding treats in this way can really improve your horse’s wellbeing.
You might have heard the term ‘carrot stretches’ – these dynamic stretches use your horse’s natural movement to improve motion in the back, build core strength and improve flexibility. They may be called ‘carrot’ stretches, but they can be performed with any treat!
Using a treat, you can encourage your horse to progress through three different motions including rounding (flexion), hollowing (extension) and side to side (lateral) bending. During each exercise, your horse moves to gradually stretch the postural muscles and take each vertebra in the back and neck through a complete range of motion to reach the delicious treat!
If this has inspired you to introduce some more treats into your horse’s daily routine, it is good to know that H Bradshaw’s have created Coligone Treats – a nutritious, tasty treat with goodness in every bite.
Offering ore than your average treat, Coligone Treats are packed with Coligone, calming the horse from the inside, promoting healthy acid levels to guard against gastric acid irritation and helping to keep your horses gut microbes happy and healthy too! Higher in fibre than a typical carrot or apple, Coligone treats are perfect for all horses and ponies, including those which suffer from laminitis, metabolic and colic issues and those with sugar and starch intolerances.
Coligone treats are produced in easy to feed, bite size pieces and provide a convenient, healthy treat, however you decide to use them.
If you have any questions about creating the best diet for your horse and keeping your horse healthy through the right nutrition, please contact Coligone – 0333 0503785/07986 183616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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