Feeding Horses Shouldn’t Be Hard!

But with the thousands of products to choose from, so many opinions your head is spinning and a heap of misinformation, it can leave you confused AND worried. Plus it wastes your money and puts your horse’s health and wellbeing at risk.

But it doesn’t have to be like this! Use the FeedXL Nutrition Calculator to help you figure out exactly what to feed!

Balance your horse’s diet and start feeding with confidence!

SAVE MONEY

Feed only what your horse needs and stop wasting money on those extra supplements your horse doesn’t actually require.

HAVE HEALTHIER, HAPPIER HORSES!

Balanced nutrition is the foundation for your horse’s health and wellbeing. When you get the diet balanced, your horse will flourish!

IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

Our horses can only perform to the best of their ability when their feed regime supports that. Create diets that will support peak performance.

It’s time to stop letting the companies selling you products tell you what to feed your horse!
I get the worry (and heartbreak) that poor nutrition can cause. After my beautiful mare CoaCoa lost her first foal to a nutrition related stillbirth (through my own ignorance), I set out make sure that nothing like that happened to my horses again!
Out of that desire came a PhD in equine nutrition and FeedXL… and we have now helped over 35,000 horse owners to optimise nutrition for their horses!

Dr Nerida Richards PhD

FeedXL Founder

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It’s time to make a balanced diet for your horse

FeedXL is a nutrition calculator. It takes the information you enter about your horse and works out what nutrients your horse needs and exactly how much of each one.

Then using the information you enter about your horses forages, feeds and supplements you are currently feeding, FeedXL calculates which nutrients you are supplying in the diet.

Then FeedXL compares what your horse needs with what you are actually feeding and shows you if there are any nutrient deficiencies (or excesses!) that you need to fix!

FeedXL helps you fix the diet by helping you to find the best feeds and supplements from any brand you choose and making sure you fit them into your horse’s diet in a way that meets all nutrient requirements while keeping costs low.

In doing this, the FeedXL Horse Nutrition Calculator has you feeding your horse with confidence, KNOWING with certainty your horses are getting everything they need!!

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FAQs

FeedXL is a nutrition calculator for horses. You tell FeedXL about your horse and FeedXL calculates your horse’s daily individual nutrient requirements for energy (calories), protein, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients like the omega fatty acids. Next, you tell FeedXL what your horse is currently being fed, including any pasture, hay, grains, feeds and supplements. Using this information, FeedXL works out what nutrients your horse is receiving in the diet. THEN FeedXL compares the nutrients your horse needs with the nutrients being fed in the diet and will show you if the diet is actually meeting your horse’s nutrient needs. If there are nutrient deficiencies or toxicities, FeedXL will help you to fix them. You can watch our video here to find out more.

We can’t overstate the importance of balanced nutrition for your horses. The nutrition related diseases colic and laminitis are the biggest killer of horses worldwide and painful gastrointestinal problems like gastric ulcers that affect over 90% of horses in some disciplines are also largely caused by feeding. And there are so many other issues that will result when nutrition is not quite right including:

  • Hyperactive and dangerous behaviour
  • Sick horses with poor immune systems
  • Horse’s that die younger than they would have if fed properly
  • Weak, brittle hooves
  • Joint degeneration
  • Stillborn or weak foals
  • Poor fertility
  • Poor performance
  • Slow recoveries
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Broken bones
  • Lameness; and
  • Wasted money

By Using FeedXL and calculating your horse’s diet (as opposed to guessing) you can have:

  • Reduced feed costs
  • More confidence
  • Less stress and worry
  • Healthier horses
  • Happier horses
  • Better performance
  • Faster recovery times
  • Calm yet responsive behaviour
  • Safe horses that are enjoyable to ride
  • Simpler, less time-consuming feeding regimes
  • Lower vet bills
  • Sound joints
  • Healthy hooves
  • Gleaming coats
  • Horses that maintain a healthy weight

It’s time to stop guessing and to start using FeedXL to create balanced diets for your horses.

We try to have all available feeds and supplements in our database BUT if you happen to find a product we don’t have you can simply add it yourself or ask us to add it to the database for you!

No, you don’t need your own analysis. We have hundreds of forages in our database for you to use as an excellent estimate of what your forage will be providing in your horse’s diet.

If you do have your own forage analysis you can definitely upload it and use it in FeedXL.

Yes! If you have your own pasture or hay analysis you can definitely upload it into your FeedXL account and use this in your horses’ diets.

No. FeedXL is a do-it-yourself system and while FeedXL will certainly guide you and help you select the right ingredients for your horse, ultimately the final decisions on what goes in your horse’s diet and the amounts used are yours.

And we have the best-ever support team… we are happy to help you via Live Chat, our FeedXL Facebook Group and email to put together the best diet for your horses!

No. The whole idea of FeedXL is to empower you to make feeding choices and help you to stop taking advice from the companies selling you their products. In order to achieve that, FeedXL has always remained independent of any feed and supplement companies!

You need to recheck your horse’s diet as often as something changes for your horse. So each time your horse’s pasture, climate, hay type, workload, stage of reproduction or growth or health status changes you need to check the diet. For some horses this might be more than a few times a month. For others, this may be only 2 or 3 times a year!

Having an annual membership to FeedXL means you can check your horse’s diet as often as is possible throughout the year and you will save 40% on your annual membership versus paying monthly.

No… FeedXL is a subscription service but you can cancel your membership at any time by going to ‘My Account’ and switching ‘auto-renew’ off.

Nope! While FeedXL is AMAZING for high level performance horses, helping them to perform at their highest individual ability AND recover fast, FeedXL can be used for all types of horses including broodmares, growing horses, stallions, paddock pets and pleasure horses, aged horses, pony club ponies and horses not currently in work.

There are so many issues that will result when nutrition is not quite right including:

  • Hyperactive and dangerous behaviour
  • Colic
  • Laminitis
  • Gastric Ulcers
  • Sick horses with poor immune systems
  • Horse’s that die younger than they would have if fed properly
  • Weak, brittle hooves
  • Joint degeneration
  • Stillborn or weak foals
  • Poor fertility
  • Poor performance
  • Slow recoveries
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive weight gain
  • Broken bones
  • Lameness; and
  • Wasted money

Highlights from the blog

MANURE SCORE CHART: HOW TO QUICKLY CHECK YOUR HORSE’S HINDGUT HEALTH

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR HORSE WON’T EAT

MAGNESIUM FOR HORSES: WHICH FORM IS BEST?

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