Could I be feeding my horses to much?!
My horses aren't in bad condition, they're doing really well now coming into summer.
They don't have any grass, but they get almost 24/7 grassy/oaten/wheaten hay, and bucket food twice a day
Bucket food contains - scoop = 2liters - Morning and Night.
Horses - 2 scoops of chaff, 1 scoop of micronised rolled barley, 1 scoop of pony pellets, about 80ml cup of sunflower seeds, 1 multi vit. 1 vit. B and 1 vit. E, apple cider vinegar and garlic mix 20ml
Ponies - 1 scoop of chaff, 1/2 - 1 scoop of pellets and 1/2 - 3/4 scoop of micronised rolled barley and about 80ml cup of sunflower seeds, 1 multi vit. 1 vit. B and 1 vit. E, apple cider vinegar and garlic mix 20ml
Shetlands - 1/4 chaff, 1/4 pony pellets and about 40ml cup of sunflower seeds, 1/2 multi vit. 1/2 vit. B and 1/2 vit. E, apple cider vinegar and garlic mix 10ml
They also get about 1/3 of a biscuit of lucerne every day at lunch
They are all worked and cared for accordingly
Most are in a good weight now, would like a bit more weight on 1 of the ponies and 3 of the horses. (9 horses all up)
Anyway, the point is, my friends and people I've asked that have no grass, they give there horses 2 biscuits of hay, 1 scoop of chaff and a scoop of pony pellets, morning and night. And there horses are fat as mud. (not obese)
So could I be giving my horses to much food?! To much Fiber?!
Have different breeds too, 1 QH (average weight), 2 Quarter pony crosses (ones good weight other could have a bit more), 1 Australian pony (average), 1 TB(average, little fatter then the others), 1 TB x WB(on the skinny side, only new she was thin when I got her), 1 Crabbet Arabian(average), and 2 shetlands (they're fat.)