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EquiNectar Chosen by the Household Cavalry: Targeting Equine Gut Health

The Household Cavalry, an institution steeped in history and tradition, is composed of the two most senior regiments in the British Army: The Life Guards and The Blues & Royals. Since 1660, the Household Cavalry has served as the monarch's trusted guardians and is often the public face of the British Army, both domestically and internationally. Today, we are delighted to announce that the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment has chosen EquiNectar to optimise digestion and overall wellbeing in their horses.

A major part of the Household Cavalry's appeal and respect is the sight of the immaculately turned out horses, referred to as chargers, and their riders. These magnificent animals perform in numerous state ceremonial occasions, embodying an epitome of discipline, grace, and endurance. Given the rigours of their role, maintaining optimal health is not just crucial but paramount.

Understanding the vital role nutrition plays in the health and performance of these horses, the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment has made a significant move. They've chosen EquiNectar, a leading name in equine nutrition, to ensure their horses are receiving optimal digestive support.

EquiNectar, developed based on extensive research into equine gut health, aims to maximise the efficiency of digestion in horses, thus enhancing their overall health and performance. With EquiNectar, the Regiment's horses are expected to benefit from an improved nutritional absorption, equipping them better for the demanding roles they undertake.

The interplay between a horse's gut health and its overall performance, temperament, and health is now an increasingly widely researched topic. The 'gut-brain axis' shows how an imbalance in the gut's bacterial environment can trigger discomfort and unpredictable behaviour - attributes that are less than ideal in a horse that represents the British Army in a very public capacity. EquiNectar works by preventing such imbalances, fostering a healthier, more stable gut environment.

The decision by the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment to incorporate EquiNectar into their horses' diet illustrates their commitment to these extraordinary animals' wellbeing. It's a testament to EquiNectar's efficacy and aligns with their dedication to ensuring peak performance, both physically and mentally, from their horses.

Adding to this remarkable news, Tharos company chairman Douglas Dundonald, whose Great Grandfather commanded the Life Guards, expressed his satisfaction, stating, "We are absolutely delighted to be given this opportunity to contribute to the wellbeing of the Household Cavalry’s horses. Their choice of EquiNectar is not just a validation of our product, but a responsibility we embrace wholeheartedly."




EquiNectar® is a natural feed supplement, that is scientifically proven to:

  • Re-balance your horse’s gut bacteria
  • Help your horse maximise benefits from its feed
  • Improve your horse’s condition


More information

EquiNectar® is produced by Tharos Ltd in the UK. It is a natural source of digestive enzymes and contains only the following ingredients:

  • Our patented enzyme rich malt extract
  • Medium chain triglycerides (from coconut oil)
  • Potassium sorbate

For more details of the enzymes within EquiNectar® take a look at the ingredients and enzymes page.


How to feed

Simply add EquiNectar® to your horse's daily feed, using the Feeding Rate chart to determine the correct amount.

For detailed instructions about how to introduce EquiNectar, please read the comprehensive Feeding Guide page.