Feeding

What Should You Feed Different Types of Horses?

Horse feeding should be tailored to the type and age of a horse, and how the horse is being used. The following is a general guide.

Horses doing Steady Slow Work

  • cubes (low protein)
  • few oats
  • barley
  • maize
  • hay
  • bran

Horses doing Medium to Hard Work

  • oats
  • high protein cubes
  • some barley

Ponies

  • be careful with oats
  • plenty of good quality hay
  • grass
  • pony cubes

Old Horses

  • oats
  • barley
  • linseed
  • boiled feeds are very welcome

Sick or Injured Horses

  • bran mash (use as a laxative)
  • green or succulent feeds
  • boiled barley
  • cubes
  • NO OATS!
  • good quality hay

Horses in Poor Condition

  • oats
  • barley and linseed
  • cubes
  • maize
  • milk pellets or powder

Mares in Foal, and Young Stock

  • oats
  • barley
  • linseed
  • plenty of good fresh grass
  • milk pellets

Horses Living Outside

  • boiled barley and linseed
  • hay
  • maize
  • sugar beet or pulp
  • peas and beans (if losing weight)
  • avoid oats as they will make the horse run a lot and lose weight.

 

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