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    07-20-2013, 02:27 PM
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Foal
Feeding 2 times a day to 1 time a day?

I have a horse I'm about to move to a different boarding place and the place he is being moved to only feeds grain once a day. He has been getting grain 2 times a day so I didn't know if that would be an issue or not?
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    07-20-2013, 02:48 PM
  #2
Weanling
The question i'd ask is how often and what amount of hay is fed at this place?

From my experience, most horses don't need grain if they are not being worked daily. If you are riding for an hour or so a few times a week, and aren't riding that horse hard to the point of sweat/lather, then the horse doesn't need grain if his condition is being kept well with the hay/exercise combo he is on.

If your horse is a 'hark keeper' then I would be concerned about a reduction in grain feed amount/times.
     
    07-20-2013, 02:56 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Are you calling a complete feed or pelleted feed grain ? Or is it actually grain oats barley wheat etc. Remember any feed change should be gradual. If you are feeding a supplemental feed, pelleted etc, and the horse is a hard keeper, I would try to be out there daily to give the second feeding. If you can go out in the evenings ask if the 'grain ' can be given in the morning.
     
    07-21-2013, 01:52 PM
  #4
Started
Unless the horse is eating a huge amount of feed, it should not be a problem.

Nancy
     
    07-21-2013, 02:07 PM
  #5
Started
For a long time we only fed our horses grain once a day, though knowing what I know now, the amount we had to feed my TB, should have been split into two feedings. But all our horses were fine with grain once a day, all but the TB only got a little bit of senior since they were older and needed just a little something extra. If you aren't feeding much, he should be fine, though I would start feeding him more in the morning, or evening depending on when the barn feeds grain, so when you do move, its not all of a sudden he gets it all at once.
     

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