Christmas is indeed the most wonderful time of the year but it comes hand-in-hand with eating too much and unfortunately for some of us putting on weight. Not great for the majority of us or our horses!

In fact, the average person consumes a whopping 5000-6000 calories on just Christmas day alone, that’s not even accounting for all the Christmas parties throughout the month of December and the continued festivities well into the New Year!

Did you know, the average bottle of champagne is 500kcal and the humble mince pie averages at 360kcal! A Christmas dinner with all the trimmings is around 1500kcal!

But fear not, because as equestrians we know that riding and caring for horses is very good exercise and we’ve got some solutions to counter the Christmas eatathon.