How much should you feed an adult horse?

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How much should you feed an adult horse?

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answered Mar 19 by 51Hawker (1,060 points)
When feeding your adult horse the adult horse should be fed at least one percent to two percent of the horses body weight.

The daily dry matter intake of an adult horse performing light work should be about 1.8% of its body weight each day.

At least 65% of this amount should be forage.

In other words, a 1,000 lb horse should be fed 18 pounds of dry matter each day.

The correct food for a horse is good quality hay, pasture, grass and good quality horse feed.

Also feeding your horse some carrots and other vegetables and even apples can help the horse stay healthy.

If hay isn't enough, grain can be added, but the bulk of a horse's calories should always come from roughage.

Horses are meant to eat roughage, and their digestive system is designed to use the nutrition in grassy stalks.

Hay for a horse can cost from $300.00 to $500.00 per month depending on how much hay your horse eats and the cost of hay in your area.

A horse eats on average of 15 to 30 bales of hay per month.

So you should have at least 30 bales of hay per month to feed your horse and if you have some left over they can eat it the following month.

It's always better to have more hay and feed than you need so you don't run out.

The most popular breed of horse is the American Quarter Horse.

The American Quarter Horse, or Quarter Horse, is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances.

The American Quarter Horse's name is derived from its ability to outrun other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less; some have been clocked at speeds up to 55 mph.

Other most popular horse breeds include.

Tennessee Walker.

Some of the best horse breeds besides the above are.

Hackney Horse.
Orlov Trotter.
Marwari Horse.
Gypsy horse.
Friesian Horse.
Morgan Horse.
Arabian Horse. This horse is the champion of all steeds.
Carolina Marsh Tucky.

One of the most useful horse breeds when it comes to living a long season into the woods in winter.

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