Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Geelong, Victoria
• Horses: 0
First Horse - What to feed?
Okay, dont get me wrong.
Ive been around horses for years, and I know what type of feed is out there but the thign is this is the first time actually feeding a horse without help and planning a diet.
Got a new horse off my teacher the other week and have started it out on meadow hay in the morning and night with a bit of luncene in the morning.
Hes not getting ridden at the moment, only lunged cause he was a bit stressed out from moving places (hes much settled now). I plan to start riding him quite soon, but if so I have to up his feed.
Question is: When should I started feeding him chaff, grain etc? And what kinds of feeds would benefit him most? He will be starting out with light riding until he gets a bit more fitter and than harder work would follow.
He does have access to a bit of grass in his yard, but since its winter here doesnt hold a lot of nuturions and hes not overly keen to eat it.