Natural Horse DietA natural horse diet
Pferdekost - Natural Fodder
Pferdediät - Natural feeding. The natural nutrition of a horse can differ greatly according to the horse and its work load. Below are a few guidelines that must be followed and adjusted according to your horse's race, load and diet. Horse graze livestock and in the wilderness they would journey long distance to obtain nourishment and rain.
Feral ponies are grazing approx. 18-20 hrs per diurn on domestic, nutrient-poor weeds. Horse have a rather small abdomen and a large rectum, which is perfect for maintaining a steady flow of nutrient-poor, thick food. A horse's most suitable diet is either gras or free choose gras.
Unfortunately, due to present agricultural practice trying to enhance the nutritive value of grasses, many pastures today are too abundant for secure horse-pasturing. Wheat chaff is an excellent base for your fodder mixture. However, some don't allow alfalfa to be used so economically as it can be too abundant for many a horse, especially those with minimal workload or those who graze grassy areas.
Preferably I try to stay away from alfalfa, as it is often too abundant for most leisure horse. Impregnated, sweetened turnip puree is a good dietary fiber resource and can help deliver a good volume resource without "warming" your horse. Kokosnuss (Kokosmehl or -öl) Kokosöl can be added to the fodder or use a high-quality copra-food.
Kokosöl has a high level of medium-chain fat acid, which represents a fast power supply for the training. Kokosöl is also high in the fat lactic activity, which has anti-bacterial, antimycotic and antiprotozoic characteristics. Kopra flour is a cold energetic food and is very tasty for choosy-eaters or to hide the flavor of food additives.
Flax seed (linseed) is a plentiful supply of vital fat and can be eaten as flour or powder. Its use should be moderate as it may also have a purgative effect on some equines. Don't eat whole linen seeds (they have to be cooked or milled before feeding).
Flaxseed Milled Snack - to be ordered from to the ½ website, once or twice a day (start with a small amount and slowly increase), as needed. Seasalt or Himalaya salts can be added to the food, especially when a horse eats potassium-rich diet such as in early summer (green, abundant grass) or when perspiring hard in warm weathers.
Up to 10g/100kg body weight per day (take into consideration the added salts in the feed or food supplement you are using and decrease it accordingly). Sunflower seeds are a good natural sources of proteins and good fat and vitamins E. Feed up to 1 fistful a day. Can warm up some horse, so get started slow.
Grain is not readily consumed by horse and is not something they would have free hunting use of. However, if you want to add extra power to your grain, choose below: The RiceBran is a good food resource, but even here it should be used only marginally. May cause some horse to develop a bubble, but is good for supporting your body in gaining extra body mass if necessary.
Oat is an ideal cereal to supply a horse with enough power when working regularly. Sorghum is an ultra nourishing food with high silicon dioxide content, which can be shaped alkali and cooked, steeped or ground. 1 / 2 to 1 cuppa a day. Sorghum & flaxseed mash - this is an outstanding food to help with gaining your body mass.
Put this in your horses' food every day. - Never nourish a horse with candy cubes. - Jenny Craig/Hungerhöfe for laminitis susceptible Ponys or horse. Foods should be as wholesome as possible from a serious well.