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.