Meet Dale Logan

Your Partner in Horse Health

Bachelor of Science

Post Graduate Diploma in Equine Nutrition

Certificate of Equine Herbal Medicine

Certificate in NZ Animal Welfare Legislation 

NZQA Certificate in Adult Learning and Development of Training

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.

INDEPENDENT

Why being an 'Independent' Equine Nutritionist is important to optimising your horses Nutrition Programme

Instead of having one brand range to choose from - I have them all. That way I don't recommend what would just 'do the job', I recommend what will do optimally satisfy your horses nutritional requirements. 


Take me to the feed store with you! It’s one of my favorite places
Seriously, I often go in person or virtually with my clients to the feed shop, I can tell you what feed or supplement will deliver what YOUR horse needs! I won’t let you waste your hard-earned $$, I will give you clarity about what you are buying.

Real World Advice backed by Up to Date Research

Cut Past Glossy Product Images

I aim to help people like you cut past the glossy product images and provide you with clarity about feeding horses. I want to provide the best possible advice in the simplest form that people can apply immediately.

Peace of Mind from Wise Spending

My purpose is to help you 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.

Comprehensive Listening First 

I take 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.

12 Years of University Education

& a Lifetime of Observation

As a fellow horse owner, I have been in the same situations as most of us here in NZ. I too have had horses with health issues such as metabolic problems, laminitis, and colic.
I too have felt that devastating helplessness that comes with watching your beloved horse suffer and just knowing that there must be solutions to prevent these issues rather than ringing the vet in the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff scenario!


This is why I sought more education and knowledge of horse nutrition, and why I want to share it with you. My equestrian passion has guided me through 12 + years of university education where I qualified in the areas of equine nutrition and herbal medicine.

My recommendations are specific, founded in solid scientific principles, and practical to implement. Many of the services I offer come with continued support for guidance and reviews.

I completed my initial science degree at Massey University and my Post Graduate Diploma. I then went on to gain multiple further qualifications in Animal Nutrition and Welfare, particularly in horses, including Equine Nutrition Advanced at University of Guelph. 


I have experience working as a nutritionist for horse feed companies formulating equine feeds, and also have experience developing equine supplements.

Along with my animal and science qualification I worked for many years as aa adult trainer and developer of training material. Specializing in the areas of NZ Biosecurity.

Conscious that today’s horse owner perceives complete horse health to involve overall holistic management led me to gain expert qualifications and knowledge in the area of Herbal Nutrition and Medicine for Horses. I am certified in Herbal Medicine for Horses with the National College of Traditional Medicine (Australia). From there I went on to further study with renowned Australian Equine Herbalists. 


I am the only person in New Zealand to qualify as a practitioner in Equine Herbal Medicine and am accredited with the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT).

remove the guesswork

My Comprehensive Consultation Questionnaire helps take the guesswork out of feeding your horse

An effective diet is an art and a science - let me help you support your horses well-being from inside out

Kind Words from Happy Clients

Diets & Respiratory Allergy Treatment work!

Jane Pike

Ellie O’brien

Finesse Equestrian 2020

Mineral Imbalances - 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.

Misty had hormonal issues that were solved by the a tailored nutrition programme

Christina

2018

Mare Hormonal Issues solved in 3 months

Do you have a mare continually in season? Difficult to control? Are you at your wits end? Fear not, there is hope and I can help. Read all about Christina’s journey and success with her mare below.

My journey so far with Misty has had many highs and lows. I bought her against nearly everyone’s advice and many times I wished I hadn’t. She was everything I said I would never buy. A young Arab Warm blood. A mare. Young and green as grass. Her flight instinct was strong.

She had no focus and was concerned about everything going on around her. Not exactly what I wanted for dressage. She would show stallion tendencies. Neck arching roaring grunting pawing striking and kicking out the back at her worst. It seemed she was in season all the time.

I tried herbal sedatives and anxiety herbs chaste berry liquid and dried. Too many to mention. She had homeopath remedies We had minimal success. Riding her became dangerous at times. She would just spin and put me on the ground. And yet I had glimpses of what she could be and that’s what kept me trying.

I gave Dale Logan a ring to see if she could help. Dale changed her diet and made a herbal remedy up for Misty’s hormones and she was on them for 3 months. After 2 weeks I noticed she was calmer and then week by week she just got better. By the 12th week I had fallen in love with Misty who was trying her heart out to please. It’s now 5 months later and there has been no relapse.

Dale was supportive through the whole process and always answered my calls texts and emails.
Misty is still nosey and wants to know whose doing what and where but she is now able to focus when I ride her.

Before

After


Estelle Warner

2019

Gut Ulcer Repair in a month

I had had my horse for 6 months when he had to be taken off grass in April as his behaviour changed. Yes, grass affected, but unfortunately, despite being fed hay, he dropped a lot of weight.

He had been anxious since the day he was dropped off to me and I found he had severe separation anxiety, not the ‘easy’ horse I thought I had signed up for. None of this helped with weight gain.

I tried feeding him up all winter, but despite having plenty of energy, he really was just a bag of bones.

In November/ early December I was lucky enough to have Dale analyse his diet and when she sent through recommendations, I was determined to give it a go. Only a couple of his feeds were changed, but she tweaked his supplements and changed the brands. What a difference it made! Within 1 month he had noticeably put on weight.

Now 2 months later he looks amazing.

No more ribs, no bony bum, no skinny neck, lovely dapples, really chilled; he’s even been jokingly called fat! And I have had lots of really positive comments of how good he looks and what did I do differently – DL Equine has been mentioned every time.

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