Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Berry, Australia
• Horses: 0
Question about 'hard feed'
A friend of mine feeds all her horses a biscuit of hay twice a day (mornign and night.) She only ever feeds them differently when they have been worked (i mean worked as in a trail ride, or some circle work etc) in which they get one hard feed with their normal hay.
In this hard feed theres stuff like sweet something that looks like little wooden splinters, pellets and a vitamin thing. (sorry, I don't know much abotu food!)
I was just wondering if this is the general kidn of feeding schedule for most people? That they only get extra feed when they are worked? Or do you feed your horses the same wether they are worked that day or not? What exactly constitutes a hard feed? And what do you use?
** also a totally out of the blue question, but I sometiems see people's horses wearing a saddle with no saddle pad or blanket etc underneath? Doesnt this iritate them? Like wouldnt their hair get all messed and pushed aroudn underneath? And the saddle get all sweaty and slip around?****
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