Originally Posted by Yissy
I have a Clydesdale mare. She's 11 years old and 16.2hh. I ride her about 3-4 times a week, but nothing super vigorous because I'm not at that level yet. How much hay should she be eating? Especially now that the weather is getting colder.
2-2.5 % of her weight. If she is aproxximate of 1500 lbs (guessing by breed standards) she needs at least 30 lbs of forage a day. Best is free choice, or feeding them often enough that they never really run out of hay. You can up it to even 37 lbs a day to make sure she has plenty.