Types Of Feed
Feeds for horses can be divided into, forages, concentrates and additives. As the gastrointestinal system is adapted for high fibre/forage diets it is important that of the feed given a large proportion should be forage. Without adequate forage proportions, the horse is much more prone to medical conditions such as, stomach ulcers, inflamed intestines and some forms of colic.
Today’s horse dietary needs are greatly influenced by the type of horse and the lifestyle demands made upon it. The most important aspect of any animal’s food intake is to make sure that the main percentage of feed given comprises of good quality forage.
Each horse should be treated as an individual. By monitoring feed intake and body condition closely, optimum condition and a healthy happy horse is easily obtained.