My horse is a super easy keeper.
Before I brought him home from KY he was kept several ways….1. Big farm with big pastures where the whole herd only got grain a few times a week. 2. Other farm where he was stall kept overnight, fed hay and grain twice a day with dry lot/minimal grass turn out daily. Here he is getting hay two to three times a day, no pasture (frozen and snowy here right now) and one cup of grain two times a day. An actual baker’s measuring cup, not a scoop or coffee can.
He really doesn’t need the grain to hold his weight, but I like to put his extra vitamins/minerals/nutritional goodies in it during the morning feeding, which he cleans up well. I’ve been giving just a cup of straight grain for evening feed because that is what he was used to.
It would be easier for everyone to get along if I could just give him his goodie grain once a day and cut the extra feeding.
Any thoughts about whether it is better to feed in the morning or the evening for once a day grainers?
Anyone else feed a small amount just once a day?
On my farm I do chores twice a day regardless, even if it is just putting out extra hay because I like to put eyes on the critters as much as possible.