That's what I thought
Is she getting two meals daily? For weight gain three would be way better. And the biggest meal in the evening.
Quick example of how that book works:
I use my TB and an Arab, both maintenance and had all converted in kilograms and MJ
TB needs 72 MJ
hay gives 55, so 18 MJ needed in grains.
oats has 12, corn 14,2, barley 13.7 per kg. So technically all what is needed to add is a kg and a half of oats. But he can't have oats, goes nutts. So corn and barley.
Now I look at the protein content. Grass hay is low. Corn is low. So we add some soy. And for everything else I want to add, I do the math and substract from the grain accordingly.
The Arab needs 56MJ, has almost all of that from hay. So he gets a little tiny bit of oats, and 50g each of soy and linseed for the coat.
And just to give you an idea about how much different the needs of individual horses are, a mare with foal by her side, Arab, needs 115MJ
A standardbred in racing needs 150MJ
So if you're willing to do the math and a bit of reading you will have fun, I guarantee Posted via Mobile Device