Originally Posted by starlinestables
Excuse me, I mis-spoke it would take 25 lbs of bermuda to meet all their needs even though 22 lbs + 1lb would meet every need except for Digestible Energy which is very important of course when we are talking about weight in which 22lbs and 2 lbs of grain would probably do the trick but I'm not going to call feed companies to get the latest estimated DE levels to make sure.
Bermuda and 1 or 2 lbs of feed won't cover the nutritional requirements of a horse, unless that feed is a ration balancer (super concentrated feed). You might get the Digestible Energy requirement met, but there is much more to horse nutrition than that. A simple vitamin/mineral supplement along with your 1-2 lbs of feed should do it, but really, 1-2 lbs of alfalfa pellets or plain whole oats a long with the vitamins would work as well, and be healthier for the horse. The alfalfa provides extra protein and amino acids that are deficient in bermuda hay.