If your horse’s work level changes during the year, then his feeding program should change as well, to ensure he stays in peak condition no matter what his activity level. Adjusting caloric intake through adjusting the total amount fed, or through changing which feed product is being given, are both viable options to help maintain ideal body condition and topline score.
When it comes to understanding factors that play into your horse’s weight carrying capacity, all the information out there can feel a little heavy.
That is why our friends at University of Minnesota Extension have compiled some easy guidelines to follow.
Written by Aubrey Jaqueth, PhD, University of Minnesota. This and other horse nutrition and care articles can be found at http://www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/horse/nutrition/.