+ My horse isn't in the condition I'd like him/her to be what should I do?
if you horse is in work then he/she is burning a lot of energy and fat , feed a
good quality concentrate which fits his/her work description and remember to
take size and breed into account to the amount
of feed you give him/her. Every
horse is different and should be treated as an individual.
+ I have an old horse that can't keep weight on?
Older horses have higher nutritional needs and the best is to feed them a concentrate which is specifically made for them it's also a good idea to feed 3 smaller meals a day than 2 large meals. Also wet their feed so it's softer for them to chew and have their teeth checked by a dentist.
+ My horse is too "hot"
Its best to feed a concentrate that's made specifically to calm "hot" horses also try not to feed too much lucerne and if you want to add weight onto a horse by adding something extra to the feed but that won’t make him/her "hot" then try micronised barley or full fat soya. Also check if it the horse doesn't have any stomach ulcers or is "allergic" to maize or anything else, as this might also be the cause of the "hotness" in the horse.
+ There are so many feeds which one do I choose?
There are many different feed brands so have a look at all of them choose the concentrates that best suit your horses needs according to work load, age etc. If one doesn't work try another one there are many to choose form. Make sure you and your horse are happy with the end results of the feed.
+ How much concentrates do I feed my horse?
A horse cannot process more than 6kgs a day of concentrates, depending on your horses work load, age and breed make sure you choose the right concentrate made for his/her needs. Feed no more than 2kgs per feed and if you want feed 3 times a day rather than just 2 large feeds. When you start to feed start at the amount you think is right if you feel it’s too little up it slowly and after 2 weeks if your still not happy up it some more but make sure it doesn't go over 2kgs concentrate per feed because then our feeding the wrong concentrate or there is another problem for example worms, teeth, cut in the mouth etc.
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