Individual Nutrition Programme - Tailored To Your Horse Requirements

& Nutrition Education Courses

Providing Confidence With Feeding

Give your horse Optimum Health with Independent Real World Advice in an Individual Nutrition Programme backed by up to date Research

Because Life's Too Short for Trial & Error Feeding!


Assurance in Nutrition Solutions

Dale Logan, BSc, Post Grad Dip, Equine Nutrition Advanced, Cert Equine Herbal Medicine, Cert NZ Animal Welfare Legislation


As a qualified horse nutritionist, I will put your horse on the path to optimum health with an individual preventative nutrition feeding programme.


I know that "feeding your horse from the inside out" with balanced nutrition will resolve problems like poor performance, skin reactions, bad hooves, scours and gut problems, laminitis.


I firmly believe it takes a team and many of my services come with continued support & guidance.
As your nutritionist I am in this for the long haul, I wont love you and leave you, I’m here to support you as a client!


I do the research so you dont have to!

Peace of Mind

Nutrition challenges show in gut, skin, respiratory and hoof health. Let's get these health issues sorted so you can worry less and enjoy your horse time more.

Optimise your Feed Dollars

Imagine how you would feel knowing you were spending your hard-earned money wisely and not throwing it away on feed stuffs your horse didn’t actually need?
That would feel incredible right??

Targeted Solutions

I can move your horse from an undesirable state into optimal health.

Choosing the Right Nutrition Programme for your Horse

To choose the best programme for your horse, please select your primary focus?

Training, travelling and competing

Then the 3 optimised diets in the 'Nutrition on the Move' Programme will best support your horses needs.

Increased work, competition and travel all attribute to stress on a horse’s gut and body. This stress results in loose stools, weight loss, decreased energy and recovery time and increased risk of colic. Outcome = decreased performance.

For your horse to perform at its optimum the gut microbiota needs to be kept happy, healthy and in variety.

To feed your horse from the inside out is to enable your horse to achieve its ultimate health, even in circumstances such as being away from the normal pasture and environment of home.

Managing a health issue such as metabolic conditions (insulin resistance, PSSM, PPID, cushings, laminitis), & resolving digestive conditions (gut ulcers, colic), typing up, respiratory allergies, hormonal conditions

Then the 'Vital Nutrition' Programme is the best option to target the specific needs of your horse in dealing with a health challenge. The extensive consultation progress includes details analysis of current diet, weight, forage, water analysis and so much more.

The recommendations in the over 20 page report will guide what feeds and supplements to buy and how to best utilise grazing and other forage. The detailed breakdown of mineral, vitamin and amino acid requirements will take the guesswork out of choosing the best products for your horses optimal well-being. 

Year round health to preempt seasonal and exercise intensity changes which effect condition and behaviour

The 'Optimum 4 Seasons' Programme will ensure you have year round peace of mind by adjusting your nutrition to meet the changing needs of your horse. This programme includes 4 diet reviews to keep your feeding responsive to seasonal changes in grass, workload, temperature, health status, etc

With monthly check-ins you will be fully supported in optimising well-being for your horse. 

Nutrition Programme Comparison

$

169

vital HEALTH

Personalised Diet for

Optimised Health

  • Specific, optimised and balanced Nutrition Programme that will put your horse on the right track for ultimate health in the season of your choice

$469


4 seasons Year Programme

One Full Year of Nutrition Programmes Optimised for Monthly Seasons Changes & Major Transitions

  • Specific, optimised and balanced Nutrition Programme that will put your horse on the right track to ultimate health for each of month, season or exercise change during the year!
  • One year of Comprehensive Diet Consultations and Monthly reviews required as season, life transition, activity level and pasture changes
  • Fast, efficient feeding alterations to enable you to counter and overcome unexpected health issues
  • Email and phone assistance
  • Monthly tracking of body condition & weight

$

269

Train, Travel & Compete Programme

Individual diets optimised for each stage; training at home, travelling away & competing

  • Personalised and detailed Nutrition Programme for Travelling to events to enable your horse to arrive at destination in great health.
  • Nutrition Programme for Away from home at competitions or events, so that your horse competes in top condition, maintains stamina and prevents health issues such as not eating, dehydration and colic.
  • Nutrition Programme for Training at Home for ultimate health and performance.

$

287.30

vital HEALTH

Personalised Diet for

Optimised Health

  • Specific, optimised and balanced Nutrition Programme that can fast track your horse to ultimate health in the season of your choice

$

797.30

4 seasons

4 Diets Optimised for Seasons Changes & Major Transitions

  • Specific, optimised and balanced Nutrition Programme that can fast track your horse to ultimate health for each of the 4 seasons
  • 4 Comprehensive Diet Consultations and Reviews required as temperature, life transition, activity level and pasture changes
  • Fast, efficient feeding alterations to enable you to counter and overcome unexpected health issues
  • Email and phone assistance
  • Monthly tracking of body condition & weight

$

457.30

on the move

3 Diets Optimised to

Train, Travel & Perform

  • Personalised and detailed Nutrition Programme for Travelling to Competitions
  • Personalised and detailed Nutrition Programme for Away from home competitions
  • Personalised and detailed Nutrition Programme for Training at Home

$

405.60

vital HEALTH

Personalised Diet for

Optimised Health

  • Specific, optimised and balanced Nutrition Programme that can fast track your horse to ultimate health in the season of your choice

$

1125.6

4 seasons

4 Diets Optimised for Seasons Changes & Major Transitions

  • Specific, optimised and balanced Nutrition Programme that can fast track your horse to ultimate health for each of the 4 seasons
  • 4 Comprehensive Diet Consultations and Reviews required as temperature, life transition, activity level and pasture changes
  • Fast, efficient feeding alterations to enable you to counter and overcome unexpected health issues
  • Email and phone assistance
  • Monthly tracking of body condition & weight

$

645.6

on the move

3 Diets Optimised to

Train, Travel & Perform

  • Personalised and detailed Nutrition Programme for Travelling to Competitions
  • Personalised and detailed Nutrition Programme for Away from home competitions
  • Personalised and detailed Nutrition Programme for Training at Home

$

143.65

vital HEALTH

Personalised Diet for

Optimised Health

  • Specific, optimised and balanced Nutrition Programme that can fast track your horse to ultimate health in the season of your choice

$

398.65

4 seasons

4 Diets Optimised for Seasons Changes & Major Transitions

  • Specific, optimised and balanced Nutrition Programme that can fast track your horse to ultimate health for each of the 4 seasons
  • 4 Comprehensive Diet Consultations and Reviews required as temperature, life transition, activity level and pasture changes
  • Fast, efficient feeding alterations to enable you to counter and overcome unexpected health issues
  • Email and phone assistance
  • Monthly tracking of body condition & weight

$

228.65

on the move

3 Diets Optimised to

Train, Travel & Perform

  • Personalised and detailed Nutrition Programme for Travelling to Competitions
  • Personalised and detailed Nutrition Programme for Away from home competitions
  • Personalised and detailed Nutrition Programme for Training at Home

Equine Nutrition Essentials Online Course

       

PRACTICAL, ACCESSIBLE KNOWLEDGE

This course is for owners who want to;

  • Improve your horses health
  • Stop Wasting your hard earned cash on the wrong feeds
  • Get your horse in fantastic health & maintain it!

You will learn facts and gain clarity & confidence in feeding your horse!

  • You will learn how to feed correctly based off body condition score, weight, pasture & performance goals
  • Practical activities for real 'in the paddock' learning
  • I will be giving you knowledge on how to feed to prevent & overcome issues with bad hooves, pasture changes, gut issues and soo much MORE!
  • Straightforward teachings designed for any level of horse owner
  • Focus on supplements and learn if you are wasting your $ or spending wisely!
  • Theory based on equine research and a focus on applying this to your individual horse

Videos, Reference Material, Weekly One on Ones

  • This 4 week self paced video course removes the guesswork & confusion around properly feeding your horse
  • Weekly sessions with me to discuss your findings and ask Q
  • You will have access to unique videos and nutrition documents for reference

As BONUS your enrollment allows you to work directly with me to desing your own feeding programme!


$579NZD

Email me to join or sign up now!


See you soon

Dale

DL Equine Nutrition Essentials Course

Educational Engagements

In person & Virtual 'Take to the Paddock' Learning

As an equine nutritionist and a fellow horse owner for over 30 years, I have vast expereince and qualifications in adult learning and development.
My greatest passions combine into a relatable, dynamic speaker dedicated to empowering horse owners thru workshops and seminars, public and private educational events with the fundamentals of equine nutrition.


Learning outcomes include;

  • Prevention of wasting your hard-earned cash on the wrong feeds -
  • Knowledge on how to improve your horse’s health -
  • Further understanding of nutrition solutions and benefits -

Seminars and presentations can cover:

  • Body Condition Scoring
  • Accurate Weight Measurements & Calculations
  • Feed your horse from the inside out - revitalise your horse by feeding the gut correctly!
  • Forage Facts
  • Equine Health Issues - Nutritional solutions & benefits
  • Myth Busting equine feeding
  • Supplement correctly & save $
  • Pasture issues & solutions


Contact me today for an engaging presentation with practical take home tools to feed your horse correctly.

        


Download your FREE Horse Health Record

Hi there fellow horse owner


Please download your free DL Equine Nutrition Individual Horse Health Record.

Filling in this record of your own horse health and information will enable you to build an accurate account of your horse and its needs.


This record will become a precise easy reference for situations such as:

  • vet visits
  • farrier visits
  • when selling a horse
  • tracking your horse's health with your equine nutritionist 


 Get your horse on the right course to Optimum Health

with independent real world advice

backed by up to date research

I love working with clients with horse health issues they have not been able to overcome previously, maybe its underweight due to gut ulcers, overweight weight issues or metabolic concerns – I feel privileged being a part of the solution that enables that owner to finally see a positive transformation in their horse!

I can take your horse from that state into fabulous health & optimal body condition on a programme that is completely balanced and will promote health and longevity in your horse!

My favourite part of being a nutritionist is watching that transformation in your horse. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a horse that was not doing well, not performing its best and helping you as the owner bring your horse up to its genetic potential and optimal performance through nutrition.

Everything we can do through nutrition to help your horse I can guide you through!

Nutrition programmes are formulated specifically for your horse as an individual, providing the correct gut microbiome to allow your horse to thrive!
Combining my knowledge, qualifications and up to date research, we can overcome health and performance problems.

faq

Do you have to visit my horse for a nutrition programme?

No, I can do distance consultations via ph, emails, photos and video.

What info will I need for my consultation?

I  will require as much information as possible so that I can offer you a complete service. Withholding any information will not give you the benefit of a comprehensive diet formualtion tailored just for your horse. I will need the following information and more about your horse:

  • Basics (Name, Age, Breed, Gender, Weight)
  • Work Level
  • Typical week’s schedule (stabling, turnout, work)
  • Existing health issues and medication.
  • Current diet (hay, feed, supplements by exact weight)
  • Current pasture (a grass species identification document will be sent to you)
  • Measurements and body scores (how-to instructions will be provided to you)

What equipment will I need?

You will need the following:

  • Scale for weighing hay (fish or luggage scales recommended)
  • Scale for weighing feed and supplements (kitchen scale in grams recommended)
  • A weight tape or other
  • Camera (mobile phone camera or hand-held camera recommended)

Will you tell me exactly what to feed my horse?

Yes. Each plan provides the following:

A complete nutrition programme including the exact products and amounts to be fed each day.

The optimum 4 Seasons Programme will also provide changes to the daily diet as each season changes and the pasture and temperature change. This could also include changes in gestation month for a mare in foal, or adjustments for a life transition for an older horse, or changes in exercise and allow for changing nutrient requirements.

The Train, Travel and Compete programme will also include the exact amounts of feeds required for travelling to competition and also whilst at a venue away from home (pasture/ stables or penned).

When should I start to see an effect after changing my horse’s diet?

Depending on what health concerns were originally considered during the nutrition consultation, you’ll begin to notice some changes such as improved coat quality and better digestive health approximately 3 to 6 weeks after their new diet is fully implemented.

Changes such as hoof quality will take longer. However, if their new diet is not expected to produce any obvious physical change, you can still rest assured that your horse’s nutrition is properly balanced and results in improvement of overall health and performance.

Do I need to have a pasture analysis to do a consultation?

No. While a pasture analysis is definitely useful, it is not a necessity.

I will use average nutrient values for the same species of pasture and growth stages that your horse is eating from your geographic region if you do not have an analysis.

Will you consider feeds that are more easily available to me?

Yes. While my first priority is formulating a nutrition proramme best suited to your horse’s needs, my second priority is to aid the owner in the feeding process to include consideration of feeds and supplements that are easily available to you either in your area or online. However I will reccomend a feed or supplement that I consider from my knowledge will have the best postive impact on your hroses health. This will be discussed at length with you.


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forage

Not all Grass is created equal

Spring or Autumn grass can present some unique problems for horses. A week of sun and a little (or lot) of rain can mean our grass is very green! 

As the amount of pasture changes, so does your horse’s need for supplementary feed. Failure to adjust your horse’s feed correctly with changing seasons could result in an overweight, hyperactive horse or an underweight, tired horse.

Spring and Autumn are well known as ‘danger times’ for laminitis, colic and unwanted behaviour. So, what is it about pastures growing during these seasons that make them unique and how can they be managed?


Here’s what people are saying about their

Nutrition Programmes

Ellie O’brien

Finesse Equestrian 2020

Dale has been a god send

I was devastated seeing my wee pony go from cruisey and carrying my daughter around at a show to a anxious mess within a week. He progressively got worse and I couldn’t figure out what it was… Until we realized it was an imbalance in his nutrition and contacted Dale Logan from DL Equine who has been a god send in getting him happy again and making sure he is getting the right feed and supplements to support him.

I’ve loved how thorough she is in creating a plan specific to him and regularly following up to see how we are going.

I’m over the moon to be back on track again with a happy horse and knowing I’m not wasting my money on all the wrong things with no improvements.

Before

After 2 months

K Houghton

2023

Nutrition-driven gut health for the win over mud fever!

Katya battled for 5years to heal her horse's painful, mudfever.

I created a multi-level plan of attack for Money that included a targeted hind gut health programme designed to aid her gut microbiome, to increase her overall immunity and health.

In Katya’s words…“Her legs are healing.. no new lesions have broken out on the healed patches and the hair is growing back - literally unheard of. Usually when she heals she breaks out in a lesion on the same spot days/weeks later and the skin remains really fragile.

But it’s actually looking healthy!! And she’s way way less sore too, which makes me so happy I could cry. It’s awful when she’s in pain - especially because I still have to treat it topically so I feel awful because she’s so so forgiving…

I was having to periodically dose with Metacam on her worse days and she was on willow bark daily too. Now she isn’t on any of that and still way more comfortable even than when she was on painkillers!’

And its the middle of winter!

The pictures speak for themselves. Long may improvement continue! 

Before

After


Ellie O'brien

2020

Gastric Ulcers resolved 

Before and after testimonial for getting your horse with gastric ulcers on a vital nutrition diet formulated by DL Equine.

Before - Sept 2020

After - May 2021


Virginie Hannah, Australia

Underweight to looking & feeling good in 6 months

A couple of months after getting Marty, I came across Dale & her nutrition services.  Marty is my first horse, OTTSB and I was getting very confused/ overwhelmed by the amount of feeding choices/options. 

And whilst everyone around had an opinion on what was best, I was just keen to get it right as he was v underweight.  I didn’t want a quick fix but a plan that I knew was right for him, for his level of exercises etc. 

Being remote from Dale wasn’t an issue (she has a v lengthy questionnaire & you need to take various pictures, so she can assess).

 What I like about Marty’s diet is that it’s SIMPLE.

It’s v important when you are in an agistment & rely on others to feed part of the time. 

6 months later; I knew Marty was looking good because everywhere we go I get asked “what do you feed him?”, but it’s not until I went back to old photos that I thought WOW, we are doing awesome!. 

I think a lot of people assume it’s easy to feed a horse.  Yes it is; but if you are interested in feeding him/her/them the right nutrition, getting Dale to work out a tailored nutrition plan is beyond worth it.

 I think the photos speak for themselves.

Thanks again Dale.

Kirsty Ansell – Working Equitation, Auckland, New Zealand

2017

Significant Difference in condition & hoof health

I started my two horses Ruby (station bred xTb ) & Quiver (Tb) on Dale’s recommended diet 5 months ago & have noticed a significant difference in their overall condition & improvement in their hoof health, Quiver had very fragile hooves but they have become significantly stronger over the past 5 months.

Quiver is difficult to keep weight on but with this diet I have managed to keep her at a steady healthy weight. I have also been using Dale’s herbal prescriptions for pain management when Ruby tore a piece of muscle from her cheek bone, foot access pain in Quiver, & helping with behavior modification as Quiver suffers from separation anxiety.

I would highly recommended using Dale’s expertise in equine dietary needs & herbal health.

Debbie Quick – Auckland , New Zealand 2020

Brighter, happier and moving more freely with arthritis

I own an ex endurance Arab who has also been a broodmare and is now retired at the age of 22. The feed that DL Equine has recommended is balanced good feed and nutrition providing herbal health with arthritis and general overall health improvement.

Since Jasmine has been on the feed recommendation and arthritis herbal mixture she has gone from being a sour mare who I had to catch to apply the syringe of herbal mixture (she hates anything being syringed in her mouth and worming was a nightmare), to actually opening her mouth and grabbing for the syringe without having to catch her at all.

She appears brighter and happier all round and is moving quite freely despite her age.

I highly recommend anybody who is wanting to get the best out of their equine friend to try the products and recommendations of feed by Dale.

Before

After


R Williams - Auckland, NZ

2018

Skin allergies resolved 

My horse was starting with hive like bumps then extending into huge welts. The skin then changed and started to show signs typical to that of bacterial rain scald causing scabs.

Later the coat was dull scurfy and brittle with patches of no hair growth.

He was going through a major itching issue during this period. Literally at my wits end checking feed, grasses, hay, tree pollen, etc. I tried everything, to the extent my vets were ready to get him on a trial with a Skin Specialist from the USA visiting here in New Zealand.

Speaking with Dale and after going through a detailed assessment she came up with a special feed program and an individual prescription of liquid herbs.

Dale was professional and support and supportive throughout. His coat has come back with coverage, depth of colour, healthy shine and most important the itching has stopped.

Many thanks to Dale for introducing me to Equine Herbal Medicine.

Diets & Respiratory Allergy Treatment work!

Jane Pike

You & Your Horse Deserve to Thrive.

Life's too short for Trial & Error Feeding

Get in front of horse health issues now with an optimum nutrition programme, don’t get into the scenario where you need the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff.

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Meet Dale Logan

Horses are a big part of my life too

Hello, I’m Dale Logan, welcome to DL Equine Nutrition where I provide independent horse nutrition services tailored specifically to the individual needs of your horse.

Selecting the right feeds and supplements for your horse can be confusing. The market is saturated with products all claiming to be the right solution for your horse. You can spend hours researching possibilities giving yourself a headache and getting no closer to a solution. If you do make a decision you are often left wondering whether it was the right one. I aim to help people like you:

  • cut past the glossy product images
  • by providing the best possible advice in the simplest form that people can apply immediately
  • achieve the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you are spending your feed dollars wisely and that your horse’s diet is optimal for his needs
  • by taking the time to listen and gather comprehensive information about your horse and in combination with my professional, academic and practical nutrition expertise I offer individualized advice that is right for you.