We raise horses years ago and seems like we fed a three pound coffee can of Oats and a slice of Alfalfa or grass hay,but was wondering how you feed yours.I like grass hay,not sure what its going for now but Alfalfa is high!! Larry
Boy has the horse feeding world changed, lollol
I've paid for my own horses 56 of my 68 years and I would give anything to go back to "pre coggins" days, feeding oats & corn, according to the size of a coffee can
These days it's either feed for an easy keeper or feed for a hard keeper. Most of the time any sort of pure grain, especially oats, is not part of the formula
Oats are very high in starch (NSC aka non-structural carbohydrates), therefore not recommended for most horses, these days.
I have easy keepers, one is on a prescription for insulin resistance. I feed him a condensed vit/min supplement and a probiotic mixed into Timothy grass pellets and a 1/4 cup of rice bran to enhance the flavor.
The other horse eats the same way because he weighs too much
I feed locally grown orchard grass/mix hay. They are on pasture 8-9 hours daily but our heat/humidity has been so bad, the last month, they stay in the run-in stalls, in front of big tub fans, eating hay. I doubt they graze more than 3 hours each, thanks to this weather.
BTW, feel free to come on into the "over 50's" section. There's a few men in there, that would be happy to see you, lollol