About Clare

Clare’s qualifications

Clare graduated with a first class BSc honours degree in equine science in 1997. She first worked for a leading horse feed company as their nutritionist, then spent several years working for a leading horse feed and supplement company, giving nutrition and dietary advice to horse owners, yard managers, and vets, formulating products, and writing articles. During this time Clare co-authored a research paper investigating antacid supplementation for horses that crib and windsuck, which was published in the scientific journal Ippologia. During 2001/02 she independently achieved her Masters degree (MSc) in human and equine sports science with distinction at the University of Essex. Clare’s first book The Truth About Feeding Your Horse was published in February 2007 by J A Allen. Clare attends nutrition, health and exercise conferences whenever she can, including the European nutrition and training meeting ENUTRACO and the international exercise physiology meeting ICEEP.

Clare’s expertise

Clare specialises in feeding horses for performance and can also advise on rider nutrition. She believes in putting academic theory into practice and has completed the Great North Run half marathon. Clare has an avid interest in health and fitness in both horse and rider and tries to practise what she preaches with running, pilates and riding. Her enthusiasm for health and fitness has promoted an interest in feeding the horse more naturally, which results in less disease and disorders, and more optimal performance and longevity.

Clare’s scientific knowledge is backed up with years of practical experience feeding both her own and countless clients’ horses. Clare has owned and looked after horses all her life, and she currently owns three horses whom she looks after herself.

Good nutrition isn’t everything, but there’s nothing without it.

Consultancy

In addition to providing nutrition, health and fitness advice and educational products to horse owners and yard managers, and working with veterinarians on clinical cases, Clare offers consultancy to leading feed and supplement companies, and she maintains an awareness of the products available to horse owners. Clare also lectures in nutrition, health and exercise physiology and fitness, and is a freelance writer on the subjects. Clare is an experienced nutritionist who is fully insured, and offers you a professional service with complete confidentiality.

Clare's Philosophy

"I founded my company to help owners do the best for their horses with independent advice, rather than advice biased by product sales". Clare is a horse-feeding, nutrition and health expert with both scientific qualifications and years of practical experience. She also has expertise in fitness.

"We have a great choice of feed, supplement and healthcare products for horses in the UK, but this wide choice creates confusion and the very foundation of good nutrition and health can be overlooked."

Clare is passionate about correct nutrition as a foundation for good health, without which peak fitness is not possible. She states "Good nutrition isn’t everything, but there’s nothing without it".