Finding the Right Balance

With Spring grass here and Summer on the way, many of us are wondering what to feed our ponies/horses. Research has shown that forage alone (grass/hay/haylage) is unlikely to provide all the nutrients required even for horses and ponies at rest. Good doers often don’t need the recommended amount of compound feed so diets can lack all the key nutrients. This is where using a Feed Balancer comes into play, it provides concentrated nutrition without the calories and helps to balance out a forage based diet.

Feed Balancers are low starch/sugar and contain vitamins and minerals, biotin, quality protein to build and repair muscle/tissue and yeast to maintain a healthy hind gut. Feeding a Balancer instead of a compound feed can help to prevent weight gain and excess energy without compromising health and can ultimately save money!

Feed Balancers are fed in small quantities e.g. (always check bag for feeding rates). 100g/100kg body weight, 300kg pony = 300g per day

Bag sizes can vary – generally 15-20kg, so always check the weight before you work out your cost per day!

Balancers are available for breeding stock, performance horses, good doers, leisure horses and those horses and ponies prone to laminitis.

For more information on Balancers please call Wadswick Country Store on 01225 810700 and ask to speak to Nikki.


Bonfire Night – Top Tips to Keep Your Horse Safe!

With Bonfire night around the corner it’s worth reading this article from Nettex on the best ways to keep your horse safe.

If you are looking to purchase a calmer then we have a good selection in store and online:

Friday 28th October – KLRC Fashion Show hosted by Wadswick Country Store at Badminton House

If you haven’t already bought a ticket to the KLRC Riding Club Fashion show then you have just one week left. It promises to be a fabulous evening, located in the beautiful Badminton house with commentary by Michael Tucker and clothing from Wadswick Country Store.

If you would still like to buy a ticket then you can also contact us at the shop on 01225 810700 and we will arrange it for you.



Wadswick Affinity Cards Have Arrived At Last!

affinity again

After a much anticipated wait we are delighted to launch our new loyalty card system, the Wadswick Affinity Card Scheme.

Our new Affinity Card is open to everyone and enables our customers to accrue Affinity points on the vast majority of our products either in-store or online. This means you can make savings on feed and bedding for the first time. Points can then be redeemed in store on any future transaction.

In addition there are some other great benefits, these include:

  • 20th item free on Wadswick Own Brand Master Cubes, Non-Heating Mix, Waddies Horse Treats and our Himalayan Salt Licks.
  • The Sunflower Cafe is offering a free cup of tea or coffee when you spend over £10 on food in the coffee shop.
  • When you sign up to the Affinity card you will receive a £10 voucher to spend at

You can either sign up for your new card in store, or if you prefer we can send you one in the post. Email us your details (Name, Address, Mobile number) to and we will send it out to you.

Follow Neil our delivery driver on his bike ride from Lands End to John O’Groats

neil cycle

and they’re off…..our fabulous delivery driver, Neil Young, has started off this morning on his 10 day challenge to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats. Neil is one of 5 riders from Melksham who are taking on the 874 mile ride.

You can follow their progress here

Of course it’s all being done in aid of a great cause; the Great Western Air Ambulance. If you’d like to donate then please click here

Good luck Neil from all of us from Wadswick!