A supply of Dodson & Horrell’s new Health Mash has been gifted to three British Horse Society Riding Centres to help them through the difficult winter months.
Dodson & Horrell wanted to help BHS Riding Centres who have been having an extremely difficult year. They have been forced to close for many months and as a result their income has suffered greatly, making looking after the animals in their care a struggle. By supplying three of the most affected centres with a pallet each of Health Mash, Dodson & Horrell has helped to keep these equine heroes in good condition.
Quick soaking, Health Mash was chosen as it is a versatile feed that is suitable for most horses and ponies, it has a non-heating, low starch, molasses free recipe containing Digestive, Immune and Herbal Support. As the Centres have a wide variety of horses and ponies it was a good choice, perfect for older horses who struggle to chew, appetising for fussy feeders and a warming health treat for all these hard-working animals.
All the chosen Centres offer grassroots lessons to children and adults who might not usually have the chance to be around horses. They have all suffered huge financial losses through lockdown and will benefit from receiving Dodson & Horrell’s Health Mash. The three centres chosen were:
- Newham Riding School, Becton, London. Newham have 18 horses and only has a small paddock for turnout. The majority of these horses and ponies are older and will benefit from a soaked mash.
- Bentley Riding Centre, Bentley, Suffolk. Bentley only have an indoor school so have not been able to provide much riding all year and were particularly hard hit at the beginning of lockdown. They have 34 horses to feed this winter with very limited turnout.
- Croxteth Park in Liverpool. Croxteth have 20 horses and ponies to feed throughout the winter with no turnout as the very heavy clay makes it impossible in wet weather, the digestive and immunity boost that Health Mash will give these horses will be very welcome.
Sarah Dale, Head of Business Support for Approved Centres at The British Horse Society said, “Our riding schools have been hit hard by the pandemic, especially during these winter months. Having additional feed will make all the difference to the horses that they care for. I know they are all enjoying the new Health Mash feed and we’re very grateful to Dodson & Horrell for its support.”
“We are so pleased to be able to help these important riding centres, they have had such a challenging time during the pandemic. In the winter months as grazing declines it becomes much more difficult to feed these super-hero horses and ponies. We knew we could do a little to help and were so pleased to be able to do so. I am sure they will love Health Mash and we will keep in contact to see how they are doing on the new feed,” added Lucy Scott, Marketing Manager at Dodson & Horrell.