Proper Amount to Feed Your Horse
This little horse-hay chart can be handy to copy and hang up in your hay barn.
The amount of horse-hay to feed your horse is measured by the weight of the horse and/or by his height. A horse will and should eat approximately 2% to 2.5% of his body weight per day.
Example: If a horse weighs 1000 pounds. He will eat 1000 x 2.5%= 25 pounds.
These 25 pounds of hay should be divided up into three or 4 meals a day but never less than 2 per day. It is better if a horse eats slowly and frequently.
The chart below will give you a general idea of the amount horses eat depending on height and weight. Remember this is just a guideline. You must also take into consideration age, temperament, work, turnout, and the kinds of concentrates you are feeding if any.
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