We have a 2 yr old 600 lb Arab filly, a 500 lb pony, 2 16hh plus geldings and 900 lb Arab Mare. . .
I wonder if we are giving enough hay daily. We feed 1.5%'ish of weight a day, and I would say 1/2 of this is concentrated.
How many bales should we be going through a day when they are Large bales that weigh at least 50-60 pounds each if feeding 1/2 of the 1/5% in weight in concentrates.
I can do the math by weight, but I am just wondering what most people would be feeding 4 adult horses, 1 dainty yearly and a med. Sized pony in the hay area.
I know some people will advise a hay only diet or less concentrates, but they are mostly hard keepers, and that will not work.
We feed about 1 bale a day, sometimes a bit more from a second bale. Is this enough in your opinion?