Equine Advice: How Much Feed Per Day

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Gypsy, the Equine Encyclopedia, has something to say about how much of his body weight a horse needs in food per day.  Like all shetlands, she is always watching, listening and eating.

The average equine needs a total of 2% of his body weight in food per day.  Ideally, half of that (1%) should be in forage (hay or grass).  Grain should be no more than 40% of a horse’s daily feed.

Ponies, however, think they should be fed 100% of their body weight in food per day.

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