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Is it possible to reduce feed costs and still meet your horse’s nutritional requirements? Yes! Here’s how:

1. Go For Forage: Good quality forage should be the basis of your feeding program. All horses should get at least 1 percent of their body weight in hay or pasture each day.

Forage saves money in several ways:

Daily horse care savings:Forage is less expensive than grain. Most mature horses can meet their maintenance requirements on good quality forage alone, without additional grain.

Equine veterinary costs: Roughage adds bulk to the diet and slows the rapid fermentation of grains in the gut which may decrease the risk of colic and laminitis.

Horse facility maintenance: Horses with enough forage are less likely to chew fences and stalls.

2. Go For Bulk: Buy hay in bulk if possible. If you can store hay safely and effectively, this can save you a lot of money.

3. Get The Good Stuff: Buy hay by weight and quality. Good quality hay usually is green, soft textured and free of dust, mold, and weeds. Test hay before purchasing to ensure its nutritive value.

4. Read The Fine Print: Read the guaranteed analysis on your feed label and know what you’re getting. Sometimes a feed will exceed the nutritional requirements of your horse and you’ll be wasting money on nutrients your horse doesn’t need.

5. Balanced vs. Complete: Feed that is labeled “Balanced” assumes you will be adding some forage and water. Feeds that are labeled “Complete” are formulated to be the only nutrient source except for water. But do be aware that although “complete” feeds contain fiber, your horse should still get 1 percent of her body weight in roughage each day to keep her digestive tract functioning.

6. Save On Supplements: If your feed is balanced or complete and your horse is healthy, she probably doesn’t need extra nutrients. Most will just get excreted out of her system.

7. Are You Feeding The Worms? Parasitic infections can rob your horse of vital nutrients, requiring more food to combat the loss. Talk to your vet about the best deworming program for your horse.

8. Healthy Teeth, Healthy Savings: Regular equine dental care helps your horse chew her food efficiently. A horse with sore teeth will drop and waste a lot of food. The cost of a visit from an equine dentist is offset in feed savings.

9. Group Dynamics: If you feed horses in groups, try to use individual feeders to prevent bullying. If the more dominant horses are getting too much and the timid horses are getting too little, your feed dollars aren’t being used efficiently. It’s less expensive (and healthier) to maintain a horse’s body weight rather than feeding to increase or reduce weight.

10. Weight Not Volume: Measure horse feeds by weight, not volume. When changing feeds, always do so gradually to reduce digestive problems.

More is not always better when it comes to feeding and caring for your horse. A sensible, balanced approach to horse nutrition and horse care is an efficient, effective way to improve your horse’s health.


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