Have you tried Silvermoor Swingers yet? If not you might be wondering what they are and how they work so we thought we’d put this handy guide together to answer some questions you might have. If you have any other questions please do get in touch with Lindsay@silvermoor.com or via social media.
When we started developing Silvermoor Swingers we were looking to find a healthy, nutritious boredom buster for the stable as a healthy addition to complement a horse (or pony)’s diet. Something forage based that was durable that was low in sugar, natural and delicious. After a lot of trials and tests we came up with Silvermoor Swingers and started the swinging revolution!
Silvermoor Swingers are the only hanging forage block on the market. They are made from gorgeous dried grass and a natural plant binder then compressed to create the unique spherical shape which has no corners so cannot be gobbled down. There is a hole in the middle which the rope feeds through so that it can be hung from a height in your stable.
The Swinger should be hung so that it is completely free swinging to ensure your horse can’t push it against any surfaces, this means he cannot get purchase on it and has to work to eat it ensuring they are durable and long lasting.
The first benefit of Silvermoor Swingers are their boredom busting properties.
Boredom in the stable has been found to be the cause of behavioural issues including crib-biting, wind sucking and weaving. By providing a Silvermoor Swingers you are giving the horse something to play with and work at during periods when they are stabled. Not only that but they are good for gut health too.
Horses continuously secret gastric acid in their digestive systems, saliva is the natural buffer to this acid and prevents a build-up of stomach acids. However horses only release saliva when they are actively chewing. This means that if a horse does not eat regularly the stomach acids can build up, acid exposure if thought to be the primary cause of gastric ulcers in horses. When your horse is working at eating his Swinger he will be producing saliva therefore helping to prevent against gastric ulcers.
Finally Silvermoor Swingers are low in sugar and starch free meaning they are safe to be used for laminitics, good doers, insulin resistant and EMS suffering horses and ponies. We use only the highest quality, natural ingredients and are BETA NOPS and FEMAS. This means you can feed Silvermoor Swingers confidently, knowing you are choosing a healthy wholesome treat that they will love.