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How much hay should I feed my horse?

When determining how much hay to feed your horse consider these guidelines. An adult performance horse’s diet should consist of at least 50% hay. This is equivalent to 10 pounds of hay for a 1000 pound horse. Determining a horse’s nutritional needs beyond hay will depend on its age, activity level, special health needs, and genetics.

Mid-Rivers can help you evaluate these external factors and create a balanced diet that helps maximizes your horse’s performance. If you would like us to perform a nutritional screening and develop a balanced diet for your performance or trail horse please contact us at 636.332.5373 and request an appointment with Dr. Mrad.

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