This low energy, high fibre feed is a useful and versatile diet for a wide range of situations. Their high fibre content makes them ideal as a partial hay replacer at times when hay is either scarce, expensive or of poor quality. It is important to remember that horses must receive at least 1.5% of their bodyweight as good quality forage on a dry matter basis daily. As Super Fibre Pencils are dust free they are an excellent choice to help maintain normal respiratory health. Older horses that find long fibre difficult to chew will also appreciate having them soaked in to a mash, which will help to maintain their fibre intake. The low starch and sugar content also makes them a suitable diet for horses and ponies that are prone to laminitis. The low energy of Super Fibre Pencils makes them an ideal maintenance feed for good doers and native breeds that are resting or in light work.