AVOID OVER OR UNDER FEEDING - Find out how to calculate the total weight of feed required

The following is a guideline to help you calculate how much (total weight) you should be feeding your horse.  This is split between roughage and hard feed and will depend on many factors which need to be taken into account. Rules of Feeding

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Before you can work out how much you should feed you need to know the weight of your horse. Weighing Horses 

 

The Calculation

Take the weight of your horse, multiply the weight by 2.5 then divide by 100

This will give you the recommended guideline for the total amount of feed required, split between roughage, (hay/haylage) and concentrated feed, oats, barley etc.

Example

Height   16.2 167.2cms
Weight   600 kgs    

600 multiplied by 2.5 divided by 100 = 15 kgs (33lbs), 2.2kgs = 1lb




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