Your horse’s workload will have a bearing on the type of feed you choose and the proportion of forage to concentrates. Here we give you a rough guide along with suggested Digestible Energy levels to choose. Be careful not to over-estimate your horse’s workload – we have given guidelines for workload beside each level to help you choose.
The tables give recommended feeding amounts for concentrates (mixes or cubes), alongside forage according to your horse’s workload.
If these amounts provide too many calories, so your horse gains weight or has too much energy, drop to a feed with a lower Digestible Energy (DE) content or cut back the amount fed and top up with a balancer to reduce calories while keeping the diet balanced.
Based on recommended quantities for a 500kg horse, here is a rough guide on varying the calorie levels of a horse's diet, while keeping nutrient levels fully balanced, by using a balancer alongside a mix or cube.
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Horse and pony height/bodyweight ranges, in the tables below, are a guide only. Use a weightape or weighbridge for a more accurate guide to your horse or pony's bodyweight. Alternatively, use a traditional measuring tape and the following calculation:
(Heart girth x Heart girth) x body length (point of shoulder to point of buttock) / 330 = Bodyweight in pounds. Divide by 2.2 to give the weight in kilos.