In building your nutritional regimen for your horses, what considerations do you factor in to ensure they receive the best nutritional value?
I am attempting to have at least a concept of understanding this sort of equation, before I go down that road and actually own a horse, and have to get a crash course.
Is there a rule of thumb? So many pounds of hay per so many pounds of horse?
I was perusing the local feed store, and was really blown away by the sheer variety and different types of horse feed!
Oats, barley, rice, corn, sweet something, hay bales that looked like they had been squished in a trash compactor into mini-bales, pellets, and so forth.
Where to start?
Any good ideas for a basic startup menu the horse would appreciate and enjoy?
I'm pretty sure if I showed up with a pepperoni pizza, the horse would be MORE than happy to help me munch on it, but I also am pretty sure it isnt the best thing in the world for him!
Starting point suggestions?