Horses are naturally grazers who eat little and often. Their natural diet is mainly grasses, which have a high roughage content. Horses should be provided with a predominantly fibre-based diet: either grass, hay, haylage or a hay replacement in order to mimic their natural feeding pattern as closely as possible. Horses should be fed an appropriate diet that reflects their needs and consideration should be given to the age, type, weight, condition, health and level of work of the individual.
All conserved forage (hay, haylage etc.) should be of good quality. It should be clean (free from soil, debris and poisonous plants), smell fresh and be visibly free from mould and dust. Feeding forage at floor level is good for horses’ respiratory health, provided the underlying ground is kept reasonably clean.
Good quality grazing may ensure an adequate intake of roughage and minerals. If grazing is inadequate, supplementary feeding may be required. Horses that are prone to laminitis may need their grazing restricted at certain times of the year. Discuss this issue with your vet if you have any concerns.
The quantity of concentrates fed to a horse as supplementary feed in addition to any roughage (e.g. grazing, hay or similar fodder) should be no more than that necessary to provide the required energy for the type and quantity of exercise performed. Feeding excessive concentrates can contribute to health problems such as gastrointestinal upset and laminitis.
The daily concentrate ration should be spread over at least two meals a day. Horses should not be fed immediately prior to or following strenuous exercise as this can lead to gastrointestinal upset.
Feed should be stored in vermin-proof containers and carefully handled to prevent spoiling and to ensure the quality of feed is maintained. Feed containers and utensils should be kept clean to discourage rodents. Contaminated, mouldy or stale leftover food and forage should not be fed to the horse and should be removed daily. Each feed should be well mixed and freshly prepared.
Where loose horses are fed in groups there should be one feeder per horse plus an extra feeding point. Two horses’ lengths should be allowed between feeders to minimise the risk of injury to horses through competition for food. In certain situations it may be necessary to feed individual horses separately to ensure they receive adequate food.
The product details:
|Item||Heavy duty Galvanized Horse stall|
|Other key words||horse stable /horse house/horse feeding house/indoor safety horse house|
|Each panel Size (w*h)||
4*2.2m,3.6m*2.2m,3m*2.2m ,other sizes on request
|Material||40*40mm, or 50*50mm|
|Surface||Hot dipped galvanized|
|Advantage||Easy connection, NO need of support post|
|Horse safe, no sharp edges|
|Any other requirements, please feel free to contact us .|
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