The type of diet you choose can have a marked effect on your horse’s performance, which is why it’s important to weigh up each individual’s requirements.
To calculate the correct amount of feed:
Below are guidelines for feeding forage and concentrates
Horses in light work = 75% forage + 25% concentrates
Horses in moderate work = 60% forage + 40% concentrates.
Horses in hard work = 50% forage + 50% concentrates
Horses in intense work = 40% forage + 60 % concentrates
Remember, it’s important to note that horses can only digest 1.75kgs of concentrates in each feed efficiently and therefore ideally should receive a minimum of three feeds per day if in moderate work or more.