Hi Guys ,
As part of my cert IV I have to plan a daily feed routine for 2 horses. I've fed predominately hay pellets plus any needed supplements for years so I'm kinda grasping at staws. I was hoping someone who knows more then me could take a look and see how I'm going.
These are hypothetical horses so I have no further details.
The first horse is a 16hh working 5 days a week doing dressage and some jumping with a capable teenager. The horse has access to good grass and some clover.
So I thought:
At 16hh he must be around 525kg, feeding at 2.5% body weight he would need 13.125 kg a day
Guessing he'll get around 4kg of grass a day leaving 9.125kg of hard feed
I have him on 2 feeds a day considering he has grass all day and night.
1kg oaten chaff - providing roughage
1 kg luc chaff - providing energy, protein, calcium
1 kg oats high energy high phospherous
1 kg barley energy, phospherous and fat
The clover in the grass provides calcium
1.5 kg oaten chaff
1.5 kg luc chaff
1 kg oats
1 kg barley
The Second horse is a 13.2 hh 16yo pony working in a riding school. Working 6 days a week living a small paddock without a lot of grass.
assuming he's about 250kg in medium work but I'm feeding for high work considering age.
At 250kg he needs 5 kg of feed a day.
I have him on 3 feeds a day.
2kg grass hay , providing roughage and some energy
750g oaten chaff, low energy roughage
250g luc chaff, high energy, protein, calcium