Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Western Michigan
• Horses: 0
Re: EMERGENCY QUESTION!!
Depending on your climate (they need more hay in really cold weather) and metabolism, plan about 2% of body weight a day in hay. That would mean about 20 pounds of hay a day.
Most square bales are 40-50 pounds (at least in our area) so I would plan on a bale lasting 2 days. If the bales are quite a bit bigger, they will last longer.
Will your horse be fed hay apart from the other horses so that you know how much you are really going through?
15 15hh QH/Arab gelding Spy--my horse
30 16hh Qh gelding BJ--my girls' horse