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Tru Care®


For more quality years

He is your BFF, you love him heaps and want him to be happy and healthy, but he is not as flexible as he used to be, he drops weight easily, especially in the cold winter months and his teeth have seen better days. Your horse is aging, a natural process, just like in humans.

We understand that our senior friends require special nutritional attention due to decreases in metabolic and digestive efficiencies that accompany the ageing process. We have taken these changes into consideration and developed HYGAIN TRU CARE®, which provides your horse with higher levels of nutrients that are essential to maintain joint health and mobility, body condition and general well-being.

We assist you in providing TRU CARE for your older horse.

Crude Protein 16 % Phosphorous 0.5%
Crude Fat 8% Vitamin E 500 IU/kg
Max Crude Fibre 18% Selenium 0.75mg/kg
Added Salt 1.25% GAGs 800mg/kg
Calcium 1% Biotin 1300ug/kg

HYGAIN TRU CARE® is a blend of the following quality ingredients:

Cereals, Vegetable Protein Meals, Legumes, Legume Hulls, Beet Pulp, Rice Bran Oil, Di Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Lysine, Magnesium Oxide, Prebiotic (MOS), Natural Vitamin E, Vitamin C,  Bio-Available Selenium, Yucca Schidigera, Glycosaminoglycans, HYGAIN® Vitamin and Chelated Mineral Premix.



Natural Vitamin E – This unique and highly stable form of Natural Vitamin E known as RRR-a-tocopherol is up to 5 times more bio available and potent than regular synthetic sources of Vitamin E. Research has shown that this form of Natural Vitamin E provides higher retention levels in plasma, further aiding antioxidant, immune, cardiovascular, circulatory, neuromuscular and reproductive functions.

Bio-Available Selenium – Selenium acts as an antioxidant to prevent fatty acid oxidation which can cause tissue damage. Research has shown that an organic form of selenium, is more readily absorbed and retained than selenium in inorganic forms.

HYGAIN® RBO® Equine Performance Oil®– HYGAIN® RBO® Equine Performance Oil® is a blend of rice bran oil, omega 3, 6 & 9 essential fatty acids and natural anti-oxidants known to improve the health and structural integrity of cell membranes.

Glycosaminoglycans – For the maintenance of healthy joints and mobility.

Biotin – Biotin, a water soluble vitamin is required by the enzymes responsible for protein synthesis and as a result is an essential vitamin for the healthy growth of hair and hooves. Research has shown that biotin improves skin and coat condition, increases hoof integrity and is widely recommended by farriers and veterinarians.

Prebiotic – Prebiotics incorporated in HYGAIN® TRU CARE® have a defined mode of action, promoting a healthy gut and supporting natural defences essential for optimum health and performance.

Super Fibres – As the name suggests super fibres, such as Beet Pulp, Soy Hulls and Legume Hulls are products that contain highly digestible (soluble) fibre with very little non-digestible fibre. Beet pulp is fermented in the large intestine of the horse similar to hay, pasture and chaff and does not produce rapid changes in blood sugar (Fizz) like grain. Beet pulp provides digestible energy ranging between that of good quality hay and grains, sourcing energy from soluble fibre as opposed to energy from starches and sugars. Consequently, it is ideal for all equines, especially for horses where weight gain is desired as it increases the caloric content and energy density in the diet.

HYGAIN TRU CARE® provides a balanced diet of highly digestible fibre, fat and carbohydrates along with essential vitamins and minerals specifically developed to meet the nutritional requirements of mature horse/pony (6 yo +) when in work, at rest or enjoying retirement.

HYGAIN®’s controlled moisture and pressure cooking process (extrusion) promotes highly efficient digestion and nutrient utilisation and improved feed safety. The extruded cube can be soaked in water, resulting in a mash that is ideal for horses with poor dentition.

Care should be taken to match feed intake to age, breed, appetite, exercise, desired body condition, pasture/hay quality and availability and climate. HYGAIN TRU CARE® should be fed in conjunction with quality pasture, hay, chaff or soluble fibre sources.


Feeding rates per day


Body Weight Height TRU CARE® Roughage
250-350kg 13-14hh 0.75kg – 2kg 3kg – 4kg
350-450kg 14-15hh 1kg – 2.2kg 3kg – 5kg
450-550kg 15-16hh 1.5kg – 2.5kg 4kg – 6kg
550-650kg 16hh+ 2kg – 3kg 5kg – 7kg


Light to Moderate Work

Body Weight Height TRU CARE® Roughage
250-350kg 13-14hh 1.2kg – 2.5kg 3kg – 4kg
350-450kg 14-15hh 1.5kg – 3kg 3kg – 5kg
450-550kg 15-16hh 2kg – 3.5kg 4kg – 6kg
550-650kg 16hh+ 3kg – 5kg 5kg – 7kg

*Intended as guide only, all variables should be taken into consideration.

Weight per HYGAIN dipper (2ltr)

Hygain Tru Care - Weight per dipper - Horse feed

  1. Introduce HYGAIN® TRU CARE® to your horse’s diet gradually over a 7-14 day period.
  2. Feed by weight and not by volume.
  3. Feed a minimum of 1% of your horse’s body weight daily as roughage.
  4. Horses have a small stomach, so feed little and often.
  5. Ensure horses have access to clean water.
  6. For dietary recommendations and nutritional solutions contact HYGAIN®.

Product Features

Natural Vitamin E for antioxidant, circulatory and cardiovascular functions Icon
Natural Vitamin E for antioxidant, circulatory and cardiovascular functions

Natural Vitamin E for antioxidant, circulatory and cardiovascular functions

Bio-available Selenium to assist your horses muscle metabolism Icon
Bio-available Selenium to assist your horses muscle metabolism

Bio-available Selenium to assist your horses muscle metabolism

Pure Rice Bran Oil to maximise absorption and feed efficiency for muscle building Icon
Pure Rice Bran Oil to maximise absorption and feed efficiency for muscle building

Pure Rice Bran Oil to maximise absorption and feed efficiency for muscle building

For joint health Icon
For joint health

For joint health

Biotin for rapid hoof development Icon
Biotin for rapid hoof development

Biotin for rapid hoof development

Yeast strains to support a healthy gut and for immune function Icon
Yeast strains to support a healthy gut and for immune function

Prebiotics to support a healthy gut and for immune function

High in soluble fibres to maintain a healthy gut Icon
High in soluble fibres to maintain a healthy gut

High in soluble fibres to maintain a healthy gut

Hygain Tru care feed

Product Applications

Senior horses
Weigh Gain
Pony Clubbing & Recreational Riding
Show Jumping
Reining and Barrel Racing

Western Pleasure




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12 Responses to Tru Care®

  1. Leah May 1, 2014 at 1:27 am #

    I recently stumbled across your product, I really enjoy your ALLROUNDER pellet & TRU CARE
    I found it to be a really effective feed, I have horses/ponies ranging from a yearling to your crazy oldie (Arab mare who thinks she is two), laminitic pony and a mare in foal and of course newly broken riding horse!
    I find by adding it into my feeds, I can keep their diet very basic and also wet down the pallets so that they are easily digested.
    It is a product defiantly worth its weight in gold! You can really “ration” the feed on a very low budget as it is a very effective feed. My horses are always very happy when I can bring a bag home for them.
    Thanks for creating such a versatile product!

  2. Kate August 4, 2014 at 11:41 am #

    I too would also like to thank you for your wonderful products, I have been using TRU CARE on 2 of my oldies for just over 12 months and the difference is amazing, my old pony has actually got a top line again, my trimmer was amazed at his condition on her last visit,

  3. Katie August 4, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    ’m writing to you regarding the HYGAIN TRU CARE. I just wanted to say thank you for making such a wonderful inexpensive feed that actually works. After having sold all my horses 4 years ago, I had one of my old horses come back to live with me in the last 3 months. When I picked him up I was appalled by his condition! I was wondering how on earth I was going to get him back to his former glory, if able to at all. But I’m happy to say that Snip is now looking wonderful after only 8 weeks of him being on the Tru Care, and within the next few weeks I’m pretty sure he will be looking well enough to step out into the show ring. His coat is wonderful, his top line is getting there (and he has had very minimal work) and not to mention he is moving better than he has in a long time… so I’m guessing the join health is working wonders for him!

    I’m happy that I have found a feed that works for Snip and is affordable for me, We love it!

    Many thanks Hygain! Yet another wonderful feed you have produced!

  4. Bri September 16, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Thank you for producing such a great product. One of my mares lost a lot of weight and her coat had become quite dull. Within 4 weeks of introducing the Tru Care to her diet i had noticed a difference and now 10 weeks later she looks healthy is almost back to her stocky full figured Appaloosa self and without brushing her coat has an AMAZING shine! She is also a much happier horse for it. I am now switching all of my mature horses to it and even going to part feed it to my 18month old. Thank you Thank you!

  5. Wendy July 14, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    HYGAIN TRU CARE has proven to be a lifesaver for my big old Standie, the change in condition, movement and ‘attitude’, it is like he is a 7 yo, and not a 17yo.
    Not telling you something you don’t already know in relation to the TRU CARE, but I have been wetting it down for Johnno, as he has problems with his teeth (ie. Molars falling out), and of course he gets choke due to this. Even with what I was feeding him before, he would choke if I didn’t get the water mix right, and it gets stuck about 6 inches before the oesogphagus goes into the chest area, and he would stand there flicking his head, and coughing etc., until it cleared. His near side upper aracade where the molars are on his face, was longer and swollen. Since TRU CARE, swelling gone down, still longer but not as swollen, no choking incidents, and he runs to his dish, licks it clean and any that has escaped his mouth sitting on the grass he picks up… prior to TRU CARE, he would pick up his feed dish and chuck it across the yard, and wasn’t really interested in the food.


  6. Rosie February 2, 2016 at 10:05 pm #

    Tru Care is a fantastic product. I have noticed a difference in both my retired horse and show horse’s hoof condition as well as their muscle tone and topline since they have both been on this product. I would highly recommend this feed to all horse owners for its versatility and results.

  7. Ros June 15, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    This is my 30yo QH James thriving through winter on 3kg of HYGAIN TRU CARE softened with hot water, 1/2kg steamed rolled oats and about 8 scoops of lucerne chaff in a separate bucket. Nothing else! We have virtually no decent grass either!

    I put James on this diet once I realized he could no longer chew hay like he used to and he looks better than some horses half his age!!

    Thanks Hygain ? love your feeds

  8. Elizabeth November 22, 2016 at 9:32 pm #

    After trying other products to put a top line on my tall and wiry Standardbred Buddy with out success. I switched to HYGAIN TRU CARE about 3 weeks ago and amazed at the change in his body condition. He is finally starting to get a top line and is more forward moving when being ridden.

    Thanks HYGAIN for your amazing product.

  9. Jacklyn December 23, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    My mare has recently had to have a number of teeth removed due to old age and as such I wanted to change her feed in order to prevent choke as well as improve her overall condition and health. As well as this my mare also suffers from chronic lower ring bone in the front pasterns and slight arthritis in the rear.

    What attracted me to the HYGAIN TRU CARE was not only the palatability and ability to reduce to a mash, but also the fact that it has additives within that are designed to aid in such conditions such as arthritis !

    My mare has always been a relatively poor doer and has always been a bit ribby although after only a month of feeding HYGAIN TRU CARE I noticed a significant improvement in her mobility as well as she seemed happier, was even gaining weight as well as having more of a sheen to her coat.


  10. Hannah December 23, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

    I honestly cannot not thank the team at Hygain enough.

    My 16 year old standy has choked on and off for the last 8 years but was only on dry food , so he would only get wet down feed. Recently he had started choking almost every feed even being wet down! Not only was it frustrating but it was scary , there’s nothing worse than seeing your pride and joy choke!

    That’s when I contacted the lovely team at Hygain and they put me onto HYGAIN TRU CARE he has been on it for 3 weeks almost four now and NO CHOKE!
    It makes feeding so much easier and he loves the food , plus hes gaining weight again which I’m more than impressed with!

    I’ve added a photo of my ‘Dar Man’ or Radar as he’s known by everyone else.

    Thank You !!!


  11. Martine January 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

    Thank you HYGAIN, for a truly great feed.

    I got my 16 year old Clydie X – a previous brood mare who was neglected and in not very good condition in August. She was very ribby, had a terrible dull coat with rain scald and her feet were in terrible condition – the worst I have ever seen. After starting her on HYGAIN TRU CARE and after about 6 weeks I could really notice a huge difference in her. Her coat improved, rain scald disappeared and started to show dapples; the hooves started to repair and looked so much better.

    What I like about this feed is that it so easy to use. I added water to it to soften it up and also add a scoop of chaff, my mare licks the bucket clean, she just loves it. I would really recommend this to any horse owner.

    Big thumb’s up from me HYGAIN Team – thank you.


    (I can provide before and after photo of my horse if you would like it HYGAIN)

  12. Gloria Hills May 11, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

    I have been feeding my 30 yr old horse Hygain Truecare for a couple of months now and have noticed a definite improvement in her movement. She has degenerative hip problems but has been walking better. Also her digestive issue she had has also cleared up. Very happy with Truecare, it will help my mare get through the winter months.

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