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Quality Horse Feeds

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Horse health depends on good quality feed. Hay is the main bulk food given to horses. It acts as a grass supplement for stabled horses or for horses on poor grazing land. Hay contains essential minerals and proteins and aids digestion.

Complete feeds in the form of either pelleted feed or mixes contain the correct balance of all essential nutrients. Several mixtures are available for horses engaged in different levels of work, or at different stages of life. This type of feed is particularly suitable for one-horse owners or inexperienced owners.

Oats are an excellent horse feed as they contain the correct balance of nutrients. Take care when feeding, as some horses tend to become high-strung on this type of feed.

Barley will add flesh to horses and can often tempt a horse that is not eating sufficient bulk.

Quality Horse Feeds

Corn is a very fattening, high calorie feed and should be fed with caution.

Use common sense when deciding on the mix that is most appropriate to your particular horse’s needs. Introduce any dietary changes gradually. A quick change in diet can cause colic.

Essential Nutrients For The Health Of A Horse

  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Proteins
  • Fiber
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Water