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
  • Thank you Allen & Page! Willow is a 25 year old 7/8 TB mare, she is a great example of an old horse with Cushings who really needs the right nutrition and would be at a tremendous risk of laminitis on anything else. We have increased the Veteran Light when she’s dropped weight slightly, and she’s looking very vibrant and bright as a button. It’s such a pressure getting it right when they are old, very stressful - such a relief to be able to feed something that you don't have to worry about.
    Anne Howard Willow
  • “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