Typically a horse's diet will be based around his weight
A normal horse will eat 3 1/2% of its bodyweight
What else might you consider when planning the horse's diet?
Whether the feed looks nice or not
Condition of the pasture the horse is turned out on
Work that the horse is doing
How quick and easy the feed is to prepare
When weighing a horse and working out his feed requirements it's simpler to weigh in KG's
An average 550 KG horse will eat 13 3/4 KG of feed per day
How much will an average pony weighing 350 KG eat per day?
8 KG of feed
9 1/4 KG of feed
8 3/4 KG of feed
If your horse is in light work the diet will need to be split into 80% concentrates and 20% roughage.
What ratio of concentrates to roughage would you choose if the horse was in hard work?
60% concentrate to 40% roughage
50 % of each
60% roughage to 40% concentrate
Which "rule of feeding" would help you to decide how often you feed the horse per day?
Stick to a routine
Feed little and often
Don't make any sudden changes to diet
A section of hay from a small bale weighs approximately
Coarse mix in a "Stubbs" scoop is heavier than nuts