The wellness of all horses

starts from what they eat

The Palazzetto Horse Feed Company starts its business in Asti, Italy, more than 30 years ago, thanks to the innovative ideas of the Peiretti family, who decided to redirect their family farms to the production of cereals suitable for the formulation of horse feeds. Consequently, it has been decided to build an independent feed mill for the homemade production of horse feeds, with the goal of being able to manage all the production, from the processing of raw materials up to the final packaging. The horse has always been the only target of Il Palazzetto for the production of feed. Since then, the company’s every day commitment is to choose and to use the best raw materials exclusively aimed at the production of compound feeds for horses.

During time, Palazzetto selected the providers that, nowadays, are our historical suppliers, able to fulfill the requests for the highest quality of the ingredients of our feeds. In our plant, the feed mill staff manages the flaking and pelleting line. In this way, together with our experts, we can evaluate the quality of the ingredients obtained. Furthermore, one of the most important ideas behind our formulas is to use the different ingredients according to their nutritional qualities, processed with the most correct method. The vitamin complexes, salts and trace elements are particularly designed for horses by leading companies in their sector in order to have the right concentration of micronutrients for every horse category. With our mind already open to the future, 15 years ago, on the basis of the research’s new achievement, and in particular taking into account prof. Domenico Bergero (DVM, dipl. ECVCN) studies, the PHC – Palazzetto Horse Care – products have been formulated particularly to cope even with the most various and specific horses on a daily basis.

The target is to develop their potential in all the situations when traditional nutrition does not allow them to perform properly, or to lengthen their career and to increase their welfare. The Palazzetto Company strongly believes that nutrition is THE solution to a great number of real metabolic and pathological problems. This belief has increasingly linked the company to the veterinary world. Only with close collaboration between the owner and the veterinary manager of each horse a successful work team can be build, with the aim of overcoming all the difficulties.


Working Feed

The best raw material

for high quality products

To feed horses typically two kinds of ingredients are used cereals (oats, barley, maize, etc.) and legumes (soybeans, horse beans etc.) treated in different ways: as whole grains, crushed, steam flaked.

The choice of the processing is depending on the aim of the feeding plan, for example to maintain the physiological activities of the horse, to achieve an optimal growth of the foal, to serve as the basis for exercise activities of different kind and level and so on.

Cereal grains

The cerals, when fed as whole grains, need longer digestibility times, and for some of these product the digestibility rate is not optimal. Strongly not recommended to fed legumes in this form, due to the presence of anti-nutritional substances.


Pelletting is a process that involves – normally – the use of different ingredients, grinded up to obtain flour and mixed. This mix is pressed and “pellets” are produced. In this way, different ingredients can be accepted by horses. Almost all the ingredients of hrse feedstuffs can be grinded and pelletted.
The Mangimificio il Palazzetto uses a pelletting machine working at low temperature, utilizing only pressure, thus maintaining the optimal content of nutrients, even if they are suffering for high temperatures during the production process. The principle is different for steam pelletting machines. For the production of pellets, the Palazzetto Horse Feeds plant uses only first class ingredients, and no byproducts.

Steam flaking

This kind of processing includes cooking, in humid environment, cereals and legumes.
Whole grains are inserted in a cooking device where steam at a temperature of 118 ° Celsius is introduced. Cooking time is variable between 20 and 40 minutes, depending on the material to be treated.
When cooking is finished, the grains are pressed between rollers and then air dried; in this way, the treated grains can be stored in silos.
This cooking process involves starch de-polymerization and destrinization, thus increasing the digestibility. The legumes, as steam flakes, are safe because the contained anti nutrients are inactivated, and nutrients are then available for digestion and absorption.


Raw material

The choice of the Mangimificio il Palazzetto has always been to use only top quality ingredients, no by-products, supplements tested by the best companies are the secret for a Top Class product. For the acquired we always turn to historical suppliers that guarantee the quality.