How much hay should a Horse Eat

What amount of hay should a horse eat?

It's summer and time to order more hay. What amount of hay should I give my horse? All of us know how important dietary fibres are in a horse's nutrition, and when they are stabilised over long times, most of this comes from hay. However, how much hay should you feed and how can you ensure that your horse does not swallow its rations in about an hours or so?

Depending on your physical fitness and strain, your horse should eat about 2% of its body weight per daily. First thing you need to do is find out how much your horse weights by using either a weighing belt or a weighing dock. When your horse weights 500 kg, it needs about 10 kg of feed a daily, at least 70% of which consists of feed.

And if you don't already rock your hay, you'll probably be amazed at how much netting you have. The majority of us overfeed our ponies, which is why being obese is also an important topic in the cold time. A number of ways to make sure your horse has enough to eat without increasing it.

Soaking the hay before it is fed to eliminate water-soluble carbohydrates (i.e. sugars ) so that you can eat more hay without gaining fat. The use of hay nets with small holes and their duplication slows down his food while he gets his tough food in a snack bar should keep him busy for about an hours.

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