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Sorry if this has been asked previously. The guidelines say around 2% of bodyweight per day, roughly 20 lbs for my gelding. I intend to soak them before feeding. Is the 20 lbs dry weight or soaked weight? 20 lbs of dry cubes seems like it would be at least 30-40 lbs wet. Which is it?

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And that amount needs to be broken into probably four equal servings spread over the day.
 

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Yes, dry weight. Is this all the horse is eating? That's a lot of alfalfa cubes. They get really big when they are soaked so you'll need a large bucket. And they should definitely be broken into several meals.
 

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Whoa! That's a lot of forage. Are you trying to put weight on him? What other grain rations is he getting? Other types of forage? Is he already getting part of that 2% from hay or pasture? You might want to ask your vet for a feeding plan/schedule depending on what your goals and his needs are.
 

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???? Horses are intended to eat forage. We are the ones that have limited their diets both forage wise (moncropping) and by adding grains and other by products. Forage only is better for them if they can maintain their condition and weight with that and all nutritional needs are met. For an average 1000 pound horse that fits with average need based on dry matter weight. Knowing more about the situation would help but for a dry, forage only diet that is a starting point. Keep in mind dry matter in feeds and hays is roughly 90% (so soaking things like cubes when that is all you feed to insure adequate water intake is a must). Pasture is closer to 20% dry matter. Alfalfa only could result in imbalances so that needs to be addressed as well. And the most important is feeding small amounts over time so they are eating closer to what nature intended and not overloading their systems or by allowing soaked forage to sit causing fermenting and molds to occur.
 
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