Help me create a good diet for my horse please?
I'm stupid when it comes to feed/nutritional needs of a horse, I just can't get it! :(
Please tell me what you would feed if you were me :)
2001 Arab gelding, 14.3hh, about 1,000 lbs. Pretty easy keeper, but in the Spring when the grass is at its best he has to be on a pretty regular exercise program. Currently, he is a bit lighter than I would like him, but not "skinny". I would say he gets about 10lbs of hay a day. He gets 3lbs of patriot performance/day.
He gets ridden 3-5 times a week, about 20-45 minute rides. We do a lot of trotting to get him in shape, and we've been doing quite a bit of cantering to work on leads & balance etc.
I am planning on increasing his work to condition him for eventing training, same amount of days/week I'd say.
Please let me know what his nutritional requirements should be at this point, and what you'd recommend feeding. There are quite a few mills & feed stores around here, so I shouldn't have problems finding most things.
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