Originally Posted by sunny06
Gosh, we feed late! Anywhere from 9:30-11:00... Yikes.
Horses have internal clocks, same as we do. When you miss a feeding, or are very late, their digestive juices have already started flowing and that's not a good thing. Haven't you been very late for dinner and your stomach lets you know?
I also weigh my feed since a scoop is pretty inaccurate and you could be off by a good deal. Notice that suggested feeding amounts on the label is by weight?
Anyway, that is the way I've done it for 30 years and there's been no data that tells me otherwise.
That was always a running joke between me and my old riding partner who fed when he got around to it and used a scoop because it was easier. (My horses always looked better and I fed less since they didn't have to worry about missing a meal