Originally Posted by ilovejumping
I'm looking at purchasing a 17hh clyde belgian cross, I'm not sure what he would weigh. I'm wondering how much more a draft horse eats then a regular sized horse. I have thoroughbreds and quarter horses. The thoroughbreds definitely eat more than my QHs, but for example if I were feeding square bales, how many would he eat a day? If I buy him, he'll have free choice hay, but I'd just like to know how much faster my bale will disappear with him in my field. Is it safe to say he eats twice what a regular horse would eat? Or would it be closer to 3 times as much?
LOTS 2-3% of there body weight. If 2000 pounds then 40-60 pds day