Haygain HG-One winner Erica Fenton is delighted

Haygain HG-One winner Erica Fenton is delighted
Erica Fenton was the lucky winner of a HAYGAIN HG-ONE hay steamer in an online BEDMAX competition. HAYGAIN teamed up with BEDMAX horse bedding, to offer one lucky person the chance to win the popular HAYGAIN HG-ONE steamer and Erica was delighted to be selected.

Erica, who runs a livery yard in Newark, Nottinghamshire, owns one horse, Sienna and uses the Haygain for her. The 15.3hh, five year old British Warmblood will start her eventing career next year. She had suffered with a cough for quite some time and despite changing her bedding, little improvement was seen. However, since the Haygain One arrived, Erica has seen a huge improvement in Sienna’s respiratory health.
Said Erica, “Since using the Haygain Steamer, Sienna has only coughed once and there is no snot over her door anymore. She used to cough for a short while when she started work as well, but this has stopped now.”
Erica feeds steamed hay; either wrapped or unwrapped and has seen successful results with both.

The simplicity of the HAYGAIN has also fitted in well with Erica’s routine. She said: “It’s easy to use and I just switch it on before I start mucking out. The hay compresses when steamed so it looks like there might not be enough in the net, but it always seems to last her the night.”

The Haygain one is certainly making a big difference to both Erica and Sienna. Said Erica: “Sienna loves the steamed hay, especially when it is warm and it is so much better than having to soak it, which is what I was doing before but with little success.”
Three other liveries on the yard use a Haygain with success, and another lady with three horses is planning to purchase one after the great results that Erica is having with hers. Concluded Erica “I’m always a bit sceptical whether things like this actually work, but the Haygain steamer is certainly fantastic. I was so pleased to win the competition and it has helped my horse enormously.”

Congratulation Prof. Meriel Moore-Colyer on being nominated the first Professor in Equine Science by RAU

Congratulation Prof. Meriel Moore-Colyer on being nominated the first Professor in Equine Science by RAU
Congratulations Professor Meriel Moore-Colyer, who will be joining a select pool of UK professors in this area. HAYGAIN feel very privileged to have Meriel as our scientific consultant.

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is pleased to announce its first Professor in Equine Science, Professor Meriel Moore-Colyer, who will be joining a select pool of UK professors in this area.

Professor Moore-Colyer is the first Dean of the School of Equine Management and Science (SEMS) at the RAU. Formed in 2014, the School is an exciting new development which offers a portfolio of equine-focused international, science and business courses which have been developed in consultation with the industry since 1992. SEMS research specialisms are equine nutrition, genetics, and behaviour.
Professor Moore-Colyer said: “SEMS has a vibrant research group working on very exciting projects. I hope my appointment will further enhance this activity and show the equine industry that we are serious about research and our mission to improve the health and welfare of the horse.”

RAU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Gaskell, said: “This is very well deserved recognition for Professor Moore-Colyer, and a mark of the very good work in both teaching and research that is going on in the new School; I wish I had time to do one of the courses!”

With a BSc (Hons) in agriculture and a PhD in equine nutrition, Professor Moore-Colyer is well-placed to appreciate and develop the relationship between the horse and agricultural industries. A Registered Animal Scientist with the Society of Biology, Meriel is an active researcher and teacher, with a wide range of publications on equine nutrition and the health and welfare of the stabled horse. A practical horse woman for as long as she can remember she currently competes her home-bred Irish Draught x Thoroughbred horse at small tour level in dressage.

Professor Moore-Colyer commented: “Riding is a very important part of my life. Being in daily contact with horses helps me appreciate the practical challenges that face the industry, and has been the catalyst to many of the exciting product development projects I have been lucky enough to work on with many UK and Irish-based commercial companies.