Horses have evolved to handle a wide variety of vegetation in their diet, but with a few key differences between the feral horse and the domesticated horse. A horse ranging freely in search of food consumes nutrients such as carbohydrates and fats in a very diluted form because grasses and other plants are at least 75 percent water. Wild horses also get a lot more exercise than domesticated horses, which is important to good gut function. We don?t really know exactly why, but research bears this
In the December '09 issue of Horse & Rider magazine we shared several holiday gift and party ideas for you, your barn pals and your horse. If you're looking for an inexpensive gift for your horse, try one of these fab holiday horse treat recipes!
In many instances, a well maintained pasture is the perfect way to feed an adult horse. After all, horses didn't evolve with grain and baled hay on the menu. Horses browsed for their meals, and the nutritional content of the diet changed with the season, environmental conditions, and the range they traversed.
Balance the diet of your weanling or yearling with the right feeds and healthy supplements.