Veteran Light The Low Calorie Feed For Veterans*

Ideal for . . .

  • Older horses at rest to light work
  • Good doers who need a low calorie feed
  • Horses and ponies prone to laminitis
  • Fussy feeders
  • Horses and ponies struggling to chew due to worn or missing teeth

Benefits of Veteran Light . . .

  • High in fibre and low in starch and sugar – less than 10% combined starch and sugar
  • Suitable for those prone to laminitis
  • A low energy/calorie feed –DE 8MJ/kg
  • Quick soak– soaks in 30-60seconds!
  • Highly palatable – ideal for fussy feeders
  • Balanced with vitamins and minerals and elevated vitamin C and E
  • Contains a probiotic and a blend of prebiotics for healthy digestion
  • Includes linseed – a good source of Omega 3
  • Suitable for horses and ponies with intolerances to barley, molasses, alfalfa and/or soya

Veteran Light provides all the nutritional requirements for optimum health in older horses and ponies yet it has a low calorie/energy level, ideal for those who are good doers and holding weight well in their golden years. It is high in fibre and low in starch and sugar, making it suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis. Veteran Light also includes a probiotic and a blend of prebiotics to help maintain a healthy digestive system and linseed is added as a source of Omega 3. Veteran Light contains a blend of premium grade herbs, which also make it palatable even to fussy feeders!

*Within the Barley & Molasses Free Range

Veteran Light

Nutritionally Improved Straw, Grass Meal, Wheat Feed, Linseed Expeller (8%), Beans, Unmolassed Beet Pulp, Di-calcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Mint, Yeast, Fenugreek, Seaweed, Nettle, Dandelion, Garlic, Cloves, Fructo-oligosaccharides

Nutritional Additives (per kg)
Vitamins: E3a672a Vitamin A: 10k iu (as retinyl acetate); E3a671 Vitamin D3: 1.5k iu (as cholecalciferol); E3a700 Vitamin E: 300mg (as all-rac-alpha-tocopheryl acetate); E3a311 Vitamin C: 570mg (as ascorbyl monophosphate)

Trace elements: 150mg Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate (E1-Iron); 97mg Zinc Oxide (E6-Zinc); 121mg Manganous Oxide (E5-Manganese); 2.36mg Calcium Iodate Anhydrous (E2-Iodine); 1.11mg Sodium Selenite (E8-Selenium); 83mg Cupric Chelate of Glycine, Hydrate (E4-Copper)

Zootechnical Additives: Gut Flora Stabilisers: Saccharomyces cerevisiae (NCYC Sc47) 4b1702 1.25×10^10 CFU/kg

  • Crude Protein 10.5%
  • Crude Oils and Fats 3.0%
  • Crude Fibre 24.00%
  • Crude Ash 10.5%
  • Calcium 1.00%
  • Sodium 0.70%
  • Phosphorous 0.45%
  • Omega 3 0.9%
  • Starch 5.5%
  • Total Sugar 3.0%
  • Estimated D.E. 8.0 MJ/kg * as fed


Introduce a new feed gradually over 7 to10 days building up to the amounts needed to maintain condition and energy levels (0.25 – 5.0kg depending on size, type, workload and condition). Place feed in a shallow bucket, add twice as much water as feed, then stir. Wait 60 seconds before feeding this product. Unmolassed chaff or soaked Fast Fibre can be added after soaking, if adding unmolassed chaff, stir well before feeding. Suitable for laminitics. Do not feed to sheep.

This feed is made from natural ingredients, so may change colour slightly through the seasons, or take longer to soak. If the feed is not soaking quickly enough, please leave to soak for longer, or soak the feed in warm water, then stir, until it forms a nice soft mash.

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: To get the best results from Veteran Light, please make sure that you do not feed any other products that contain barley or molasses. Many traditional feeds contain barley and / or molasses which can cause excitability in some horses. Even horses that do not become fizzy as a result of these ingredients can benefit from a low starch and sugar feed such as Veteran Light.

1 Stubbs scoop holds 1.5kg of dry Veteran Light

WeightRest-light workMedium workHard work
200kg0.25 – 0.5kg0.5 - 1.0kg1.0-1.5kg
300kg0.25 - 0.8kg1.0 - 1.5kg1.5 - 2.5kg
400kg0.5 - 1.25kg1.25 - 2.0kg2.0 - 3.0kg
500kg0.5 - 1.5kg1.5 - 2.5kg2.5 - 3.5kg
600kg0.75 - 1.75kg1.75 - 3.0kg3.0 - 4.5kg
700kg0.75 - 2.0kg2.0 - 3.5kg3.5 - 5.0kg
  • “I bought Honey as a 4 year old from her breeder, unfortunately she was born with leg deformities. She was put on medication and started to lose a lot of weight and condition. Since ringing for advice from Allen & Page, I have changed her feed to Veteran Light. She is known for being a fussy feeder but she loves Veteran Light. Not only that she has put on weight, looks livelier and her eyes are brighter. A much happier and healthier pony.”
    Denise Reynolds Honey
  • “William is 22yrs and thrives on his Veteran Light, coming third at this year’s Veteran Nationals in the Supreme In Hand Final. He’s flying the flag for ‘golden oldies’ and still competing in dressage and showing with my daughter.”
    Becky Young Hilin Sweet William
  • "My two welsh cobs, Ristol Charm (27 years old) and Ristol Corrine (19 years old) have both been fed Veteran Light for the past 18 months. They are extremely good doers and require very little else except ad lib hay. They have both won showing classes recently, with the judges commenting on their fantastic condition. I am so proud of them and the condition they are in, thanks to your feed. I think that finding a suitable feed, fed correctly brings great results but most importantly good general health."
    Cheryl Frith Ristol Charm & Ristol Corrine
  • "Spellbound Tobias (Tobias) is a 16 year old 17.1hh bay gelding, half shire and half American Saddlebred. We have owned him since he was 3. Over the years Tobias has competed at the various stages of dressage from prelim to Advance Medium. He has even been to the British Dressage Nationals, so I am very proud of him! Tobias is fed on Allen & page Veteran Light and does so well on it, his weight is kept correct and it's wonderful to have the advice from Allen & page on hand."
    Pat Pomp Spellbound Tobias
  • "Henry is 21 year's old, and has been on your feeds for 11 years (since I have owned him). Competing at Affiliated Dressage, he has received many comments on how he does not look his age. Even after a recent illness where he would hardly eat, the only thing he wanted was his Veteran Light. Thank you Allen & Page for keeping my boy looking so good."
    Shelley Ayling Henry
  • "In 2013, Sam, now aged 18 retired from military duties as he had been diagnosed with navicular and arthritis in both hocks. On advice from Allen & Page's very helpful nutritionists during the challenging summer months I have changed his feed from Fast Fibre to Veteran Light. Sam continues to compete at local shows winning best condition and working hunter classes. Sam is in very good condition, I am grateful for the help and advice given by the Allen & Page nutritionists."
    Julie Percival Sam
  • "We rehomed Gilbert when he was 22, originally to be a companion pony, he had skin problems and EMS so we needed to find suitable feed. He is extremely fussy, but Gilbert loves Veteran Light. It's easy to make, and has been fantastic during the hot weather for getting extra fluid into him. He looks fantastic and now has a full mane and tail and a super shiny soft coat. He's now 26, he's gone from a sad pony to this year's VHS Supreme M&M and Supreme Diamond Veteran (Ridden). Not bad going for an old companion pony!"
    Beth Proctor Gilbert
  • "Both our 27 year old veteran pony and 15 year old warmblood are thriving on a combination of Fast Fibre and Veteran Light. I couldn't be more pleased with the results I have had for two very different horses on A&P feeds!"
    Catherine Boyd Duchess & Rosie