Saracen Horse feeds is supplying Cotswold Riding for the Disabled (RDA) group with food for all its horses and ponies over the winter months.

“Keeping out horses in great condition, but safe and sensible for the riders’ is paramount,” said Mo Begg, centre manager of the Cheltenham-based Cotswold RDA.

“They need a balanced diet and plenty of fibre to ensure they can quietly walk and trot and keep them condition on. We are so grateful to Saracen for supplying us with their feed.”

The 20 horses and ponies that belong to the Cotswold RDA will be fed on a diet of Saracen Horse Feeds veteran mix, a complete feed designed for equines over 16 years, and Veteran Pencils, the same ration but supplied in a dust free pencil.

Both products make use of Saracen’s “super-fibre” technology, which provides a similar level of energy to that of cereals, but in a slow release form helping to keep the gut working efficiently.

Saracen brand ambassador, Olympic gold medal winning dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin recommended the feed to the RDA.

She said: “I know how hard it is to keep those horses “just right”, they have to be saints and getting the right diet is imperative for rider safety.”