Learn how a DL Equine

Nutrition Programme Works

When will your horse benefit from a Personalised Nutrition Programme?

Performance & competition

Equine athletes require proper muscle development, endurance and the correct dietary fuel to perform optimally.

I will work with you to create a program for your horse that ensures the optimum energy level, ideal body condition and delivers all dietary requirements necessary to optimize performance in your discipline.

Metabolic or health issues are present that require dietary managment

EMS, PPID, RER, PSSM, insulin dysregulation, colic, laminitis, allergies, diarrhoea,  developmental orthopaedic disease, etc.

Balanced nutrition is critical in these cases and I can help your horse develop a plan that allows your horse to thrive and overcome health issues. I can also work directly with your vet if necessary to develop the best plan for your horse.

Weight gain or loss issues

My programmes provide a daily caloric target specific to your horse’s unique metabolism, environment, and goal for a healthy body condition. This process requires a slow careful approach to feeding and requires several months of monitoring. There is a healthy way to gain or lose weight and I’m here to help.

significant lifestage change - growing foals, breeding, lactating, seniors 

Young growing horses need a safe and steady growth curve to reach their genetic potential. The nutrition of a breeding mare is crucial for the development and performance potential of their foals, both whilst gestating and lactating as the foal grows.
Senior horses have unique needs based on dental, joint, gut and muscle changes as they age.

The nutrient demands of these different stages in life are different from that of a mature horse. I can develop a correctly balanced programme, especially for your horse.

new horse or new grazing

When a horse moves to a new owner/ rider and to a different grazing pasture the microbial environment of its gut will be affected. Specifically, your horse’s pasture species, forage, feed, companions, and environment will all be different – these changes easily contribute to gastric upset in the horse.

A careful diet transition plan to maintain a healthy gut environment and body condition and minimize gastric discomfort is the absolute best strategy for your new horse.

life happens

Competition, endurance or summer riding season is picking up and you will be on the road a lot. You are unhappy with your horse’s current condition or energy level.
Changes in hay or chaff availability mean you need to consider feed alternatives.
Your horse has been away and is now back home.  Rehabbing from an injury and is on stall rest. I can formulate a unique equine nutrition programme for your horse’s individual requirements!

Nutrition Programmes based on your Unique Situation

All Programmes begin with a Comprehensive Consultation Questionnaire & Photographs covering...
  • Current diet
  • Supplementation
  • Body condition
  • Health issues
  • Pasture species
  • Grazing growth rates
  • Activity levels
  • Feed conversion ability
  • Energy levels
  • Drinking water type
  • Urination patterns
  • Manure texture
  • Sweat levels
  • Hair type
  • Gum colour
  • Hoof condition
  • Confirmation
  • Joint health
  • Worming history
  • Dental status
  • Scars & injuries
  • Grazing Management Patterns
  • Herd makeup
  • Vaccinations
  • Breeding history
  • Temperament at home & travelling

Choosing the Optimal Nutrition Programme for your Horse

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

Training, travelling and performing

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.

Resolving a health issue such as metabolic conditions (insulin resistance, PSSM, PPID, cushings, laminitis), 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 changes in conditions 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

$

159

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

$

366

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

$

297

COmpetitive edge Nutrition

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

$

270

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

$

623

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

$

505

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

$

382

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

$

879

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

$

713

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

$

135

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

$

311

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

$

252

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

Nutrition Programme Options

Optimum 4 Seasons Programme

Is every season change a stress for you?

Just when your horse was going really well, you were enjoying your riding, the season changed, the grass changed, and your horse’s behaviour changed!
Let me take the stress out of each season for you by formulating your horse’s diet at each change throughout the year!

I can give you the peace of mind that comes with access to a Nutrition Programme formulated specifically for your horse for a full 12 months! This programme will take your horse through 4 diet consultations and reviews required as seasons and pasture change or your horse goes through a life transition such as gestation and foaling.

Let DL Equine provide your horse with ultimate health and performance.


What you receive:

  • A comprehensive nutrition consultation including a review of your horse’s current diet plan and health status.
  • An individual feeding programme formulated for your horse’s current requirements.
  • 4 Individual diet reviews for each season and pasture change over a 12-month period.
  • Regular monthly check-in and support.
  • Email and ph accessibility with me for assistance.
  • Continued guidance with the nutrition plan.
  • Peace of mind knowing you are spending your money on the right feed for your horse.

Please specify if you are a new or returning client



By clicking 'Add to Cart' you agree to provide the required horse health information to DL Equine Nutrition within 30days of payment. And that you understand fully that all horses are individuals, as such, there are no guarantees given and DL Equine always recommends veterinary advice in cases of emergency care.

Competitive Edge

The nutrition programme is designed for empowered equestrians travelling and competing.

*Are you and your horse competing this year?

*Are you seeking optimum performance in your horse?

*Do you plan on travelling away from home for competition?

Then this nutrition programme is designed specifically for your horse’s 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.

This programme is for your horse this competition season!

Get a head start on the rest of the crowd:

What you receive on this program:

An individually formulated nutrition programme for training and riding at home.

PLUS an individual feeding plan for Travel AND Away from home competition.

Talk to DL Equine today for a programme designed to keep your horse competing on the move!


Please specify if you are a new or returning client




By clicking 'Add to Cart' you agree to provide the required horse health information to DL Equine Nutrition within 30days of payment. And that you understand fully that all horses are individuals, as such, there are no guarantees given and DL Equine always recommends veterinary advice in cases of emergency care. Changes in diet formulation can only be done in the first 7 days after the diet has been received by the client.  Changes and reviews after this period will be subject to further cost by the client.

Vital Nutrition Diet

Are you looking forward to stepping up in competition with your horse this year?

Has your horse had an illness that you have had the vet out for multiple times but things still are not right?


If your horse's energy, ridabilty and well-beign is impacted by:

  • metabolic conditions (insulin resistance, PSSM, PPID, cushings, laminitis)
  • digestive conditions (gut ulcers, colic)
  • typing up, respiratory allergies, hormonal conditions

It’s time to get a completely balanced feeding programme tailor-made specifically for your horse’s needs. Your horse deserves an individually formulated diet that can fast track him to ultimate health and drive your dreams by improving your horse’s performance!

What you receive:

  • A comprehensive nutrition consultation including a review of your horse’s current diet plan and health status.
  • An individual feeding programme formulated for your horse’s current requirements.

Please specify if you are a new or returning client




By clicking 'Add to Cart' you agree to provide the required horse health information to DL Equine Nutrition within 30days of payment. And that you understand fully that all horses are individuals, as such, there are no guarantees given and DL Equine always recommends veterinary advice in cases of emergency care.  Changes in diet formulation can only be done in the first 7 days after the diet has been received by the client.  Changes and reviews after this period will be subject to further cost by the client.

How do we work together?

 Each programme is carefully personalised for the individual horse, taking into account living and work conditions, pasture, weight and condition score.

I work from information provided by yourself along with photos, videos. From this, I calculate your horse’s requirements of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein, energy, and fibre. DL Equine offers the unique service of a diet tailor-made to suit your horse’s needs. This is formulated specifically for your horse as an individual.

1

Choose the Nutrition Programme that is right for you & your horse/herd

DL Equine feeding programmes provide optimum health for your horse via a feed system carefully designed to deliver all the essential nutrients your horse needs. You may be looking for year long guidance, one season or for a specific event such as travelling or competing.

2

Pay via Paypal or internet banking

When you book you will be able to choose what works best for you.

3

Return your Comprehensive Consultation Questionnaire and Photos

You will be sent to a page with a Nutrition Consultation Form and Pasture Identification Guide to download. You fill out on your horse’s health and history information, and feed and pasture details, so that I can see exactly where your horse is deficient, excessive or out of balance - this enables us to work on particular health issues. You then email this form back with photos.

4

Receive your 20 page Personalised Nutrition Programme 

We then have an initial chat and I create your Personalised Nutrition Programme outlining everything you need to do to put your horse on the fast-track to optimum health.

5

Work together via email & phone or personal visit

We work together via email and phone or personal visit to enable you to start your horse on the correct feedstuffs, liquid practitioner only prescribed herbs and excellent health. Dale can go shopping with your either in person on virtually via your phone.

6

Chat monthly with Dale if you choose the 'Optimum 4 Seasons' Programme and receive an updated diet every 3 months

You’ll receive a report outlining everything you need to do to put your horse on the fast-track to optimum health.

Get your FREE DL Equine Horse Feeding Guide

Download our free guide to learn 8 Equine Nutrition Guidelines that will help you meet your horses nutritional needs. ps. Tip 4 can be a game changer for horses that need more energy or condition without heating up their behaviour.

BONUS 1 - you will also receive our Grass Species Identification Booklet so you can empower yourself with the knowledge of your own pasture and learn what is good or potentially causing harm in your horses’ pasture.

BONUS 2 - You also join the mailing list to keep up to date with new programmes, discounts and the latest research interpreted so your can apply it for your horses well-being.

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