During lockdown equine feed balancer brand Horslyx has been helping its social media followers to recognise the special efforts of their friends and family. The Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown was a difficult time for so many people, and the response of people who went out their way to help loved ones, neighbours and even total strangers cope was heartwarming.
Horslyx decided to set up something to recognise these amazing people and send them some tasty and nutritious feed balancer goodies as a gesture of goodwill. In May, the brand’s Facebook followers were asked to nominate their “Horslyx Heroes’, a friend or family member who was simply outstanding during the toughest times of the Covid-19 outbreak. From looking after someone else’s horses while they were forced to shield, to working in a high-risk environment day after day or collecting prescriptions and shopping for a neighbour, Horslyx Heroes are those who went out their way to help. The Horslyx Heroes is now a monthly event until life gets back to some normality!
Nominations were posted publicly on the Horslyx Facebook page or submitted privately, and all the entries were then added into a draw for a ‘Horslyx Hero’ to be picked at random. That lucky person not only received some brilliant Horslyx goodies, they also knew that someone cared enough to nominate them! So far Horslyx Heroes have included an entire livery yard that nominated their trainer who went above and beyond to help clients and individuals keep updated with the fitness and health of their precious horses. What an excellent way to spread some happiness during such dark times!
A little bit about Horslyx…
Horslyx is a palatable, highly nutritious feed lick containing a balance of all the vitamins, minerals and trace elements that modern-day grazing and forage are deficient in.
The unique, highly digestible lick offers horses an ‘all-in-one-tub’ trickle feed supply, encouraging a natural feeding pattern which can also help to reduce boredom and stress. Suitable for all horses, ponies and donkeys including laminitis prone equines; those out at grass; stabled horses; youngstock; veterans; leisure horses; and performance animals.
Horslyx Balancers were first manufactured in 1997 at the Horslyx manufacturing plant and head office based at Silloth in Cumbria. Horslyx Balancers are now available in Original, Mint, Garlic, Mobility and Respiratory, and in sizes from 650g up to 80kg.