Anderton Park Arabians-Tasmania
Hi everyone at Maxisoy…
Sue Cavill - Elmhurst (Vic)
Sue Sharpe, Mooloolah Valley, Qld.
Fiona Pepper - Merrieworth Stud: Tasmania
Deb Harrip- Tanglefoot Stud Toogoolawah QLD
“Primarily I bought the feed for my pony Shimmeree, who suffers debilitating allergic disorders. I have tried several other feeds recommended for ponies - Speedibeet, copra, soaked grassy hay, etc ... he even has allergic reactions to grass in more than minute quantities. I have found Soya Hulls to be the only feed he has not had bad reactions to...have attached a pic of Shimmeree, who is successfully competing in dressage again, after being told by a vet (after many tests) he would never be rideable because of his ill health). I also have a dozen other horses and feed the pellets to them all - they look great, don't get hot and silly, and the hulls are gluten free and nutritionally balanced - three very big factors in their favour.”
Jenny Moncur (Vic)-Mulungdung Endurance Arabians
“I am extremely pleased with the quality and palatability of the pellets. They form a significant component of my endurance horses diet, and I am sure they have contributed to my very successful competition season so far”.
Jenny Alder (QLD)
“I have been using the Soy Hull Pellets for a couple of years now. They are a cost effective way of feeding a number of horses and I am confident feeding them to my podgy ponies without the risk of foundering them. They are especially beneficial to my old horses (a 20 and a 26year old) who get quite a lot of the product and as a result are fat, shiny and 'hoon' around the paddock 'cause they feel so well. I have fed them to many different horses, and none take long to get used to the new taste. I found that even though it is not heating it does give them a lot of energy... will be in touch in the not too distant future for my next pallet of the soy as I have nearly run out”.
Donna Renaud (QLD) -Barefoot Trimmer and Endurance rider
“I have been feeding " Maxisoy Pellets " for over 12 months now, to my 6 Arabians who are used for trail and endurance riding and as I am also a barefoot trimmer / fanatic, I am absolutely thrilled with my horses condition, both body score and hoof health !!
The low starch/sugar and fat, but high fermentable fibre pellets are perfect for horses prone to tying up as well as keeping hooves fungus free and with an energy value close to oats they are more than suitable for all performance horses.
Soaked in water, it is a great medium to add any supplements and extra energy source your performance horse may require.
Carol Layton (NSW)-Independent Equine Nutritionist
Energreen Nutrition Australia Pty Ltd asked an independent equine nutritionist, Carol Layton B.Sc M.Ed (www.balancedequine.com.au) to analyse the soybean hulls in Maxisoy+.
Her response, “Laboratory results show that Maxisoy+ is a highly desirable feed due to its very low sugar and starch (4.5%), low fat and high fermentable fibre (35%) making it ideal for all horses from those at risk of laminitis to high performance horses who need a sustained energy release fuel.
For sugar sensitive or insulin resistant horses studies show that a diet rich in sugar and starch will cause an insulin rise, setting off a chain of events culminating in laminitis. The best approach is to aim for less than 10% sugar (ESC) and starch in each of the chosen feeds as well as the overall diet. By both glycemic index and laboratory carbohydrate analysis, Maxisoy+ is extremely safe for an insulin resistant horse.
As an independent equine nutritionist I most definitely recommend your soybean hull feed. Like beet pulp it is a low sugar and starch, low fat but high fermentable fibre feed, fortunately it is more economical then beet pulp. When fed 50:50 in weight with whole oats it provides a lovely steady release of energy for working horses (like in endurance).
C. Taylor (QLD)
Phantom was thin and lacked top line and muscle when he arrived here 1 month ago. I wormed him and tried to feed him up with no real improvement.
I found MAXISOY+ soyahull pellets- I thought I’d give them a try and in just 2 weeks I saw a great improvement and noticed he also had a change of behaviour, he wasn’t so jumpy and pushy and standoffish. I’m very impressed with this feed and my horses have never looked so good as I feed all of them the MAXISOY now.
Here’s to happy healthy horses...
Amanda Hewitt, (VIC) Thorwood Pony Stud.