How often to Feed a Horse

Number of times you feed a horse

In winter or drought, complete the pastures with hay. Are there any best practice models to follow when feeding horses? When your horse needs more food, feed the concentrate in smaller, more frequent meals.

Horse feed plans | The feed room

I got a call a few month ago from a farmstead with a lot of clots. Worried that their crops were the cause of the trouble, they asked me to come to their farms. By the time I got there at 8:30, the ponies were just being nourished. When I went into the shed, I saw that all the stable front and side planks were showing symptoms of munch.

And I also realized that many of the ponies had little or no running tide in their pails. Every horse was given a large ball of cute food and a flock of straw. Together with the horse owners and the coach I discussed the horse's weights and physical fitness. On the basis of this evaluation, I proposed that they switch to the use of 1.5% of the horse's own bodies and 0.5% of that of cereals.

Also, I proposed going to a food pelletized, as the ponies had a great deal of digested cereal in their muck. Usually I encourage the farmer to choose a high-fiber and high-fat diet containing culture of yeasts to support the digestive path. Then I asked the farmer to describe the day on the yard.

As soon as the animals are feeded, he declared that they will start with their everyday work and setting the course. At 3:30 p.m. all our ponies will be taken for dinner. In the evenings the food was a shovel of corn and two fluffs of straw. At 4 p.m. the stable is shut for the whole working days, the animals got their entire ration in 3 different feeds, but they were there within 8 hours.

Bridging the daytime ration over 14 hours, keeping full pails of fresh air throughout the whole working days and following my recommendations for the choice of products has made the farming colick-free for over 6-month!

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