I have been feeding Equilibra to my homebred horse for the past two years. He is from a Fell crossed with a Part-Bred Arab, designed specifically for Endurance work, and is now nine years old.
He has a very fizzy temperament and it was difficult to feed him to maintain condition whilst keeping energy at manageable levels, until we were introduced to Equilibra. He now keeps his weight throughout the season, looks in good enough condition to show him and yet approaches his work reasonably calmly.
Whilst we were competing in 25mile CTRs, I only used Readigrass, unmolassed sugar beet and the daily ration of Equilibra, with ad-lib forage (hay in winter, grass in summer), but now we are competing in 40 CTRs, and have just completed our first 50-miler, I have added in Energest, which gives him the energy he needs without turning him wild.
Both our horses are given a feed of Readigrass and Energest at Vet Checks/Gates and eat up well, going on to finish the ride in good condition.
I am hoping to compete in my first race ride at some time this season – I never thought that when I bred a foal, we would have gone so far.