Decisions, decisions. I can understand how someone just starting in the horse world can become confused when deciding what to eat and how much. Personally, I am from the old school of oats, corn, barley and honey. Electrolytes, salt and a good quality hay, preferably more than one type of hay. Normally, when the horse is considered riding or horse show, and then Timothy Good and good quality clover hay is enough. Race horses are fed the same, but there is a good quality alfalfa added to the diet. Young horse from the time they are weaned, received various vitamins and supplements to their daily grain. Like young horses grow, their nutritional needs are different due to ongoing development stages they go through, such as the children grow up. From my experience, young horses seem to get enough discussion on the corners and hold their weight well and suddenly they grow up with one or two inches at the shoulder and slim, and then they get a little circle and hold their weight again, and then push up an inch or two and so on, apparently until they reach about their third year. Growth going again until they reach four to five years, but not as often, and they will be more comprehensive.
Many blends of high quality food in the market that I used in the past. Many production companies' latest mixes of feed, in business for years, the diets of millions of horses and other animals, and they are constantly seeking new and better way of nutrition. My suggestion is to find the largest companies first. They will be happy to show you the various feed mixtures and explain what they have to offer. Most grocery stores to promote food companies ask you questions about your animals, that kind of horsepower you have, if they and pasture are eligible, and if so, how often and intensity. There are guidelines on how to feed your horse every bag of food, remember that these values are available. Time, trial and error may be your best teacher, but most grocery stores will be able to guide you in the right direction and help you decide the exact amount of feed per horse per day.
The market different prices for feed. Falling prices eat course for the low flow end in themselves and make their goals. On the other end, just because food is a high price does not necessarily mean that it is the best nutrition for your horse. Feed rich in protein may not be the best for horses that are not mounted often the food is more for performance horses, growing or weanlings yearlings and two and perhaps three years and the mares but is another episode. And, as we all know, sometimes you pay a higher price for the brand. Each company is entitled to charge as they please, if you notice a particular mix of foods you love becomes a bit too expensive, take a little time for comparing with other brands up and coming. As time passes, and learn about the nutritional needs of your horse, you may someday and if you have enough horses to justify the time and energy, go to a mill and design your own blend feed. If you experience problems with your horse will not want to eat the foods you choose, you may need to update or floated horses' teeth (teeth filing your horse made by a professional to reduce the sharp edges of the mouth). Follow your instincts and go with what feels right to you. If you are not getting the results you want, do not be afraid to ask a fellow rider. True riders are always ready to lend a hand. Although it is fair to give advice or lend a hand job. Riders are usually very helpful.
Feeding horses is not something you should do lightly. You can damage your horse more than a diet too much or too little food. You'll still need to monitor how your horses weight Look good. When feeding large quantities of horse once, almost fat horse got a little less food and horse got a thin little more food. Every race, age of horses and their daily activity is a basic standard of food every day. Watch the weight of your horse every day. Look to the luminosity of their Coats. Look at their eyes, they come to their feed tub in the same way every day, whether they are building strong today as they were yesterday. If you see changes in your horse every day, ask yourself why, and try to understand what things are different today compared to yesterday. A horse that is not going to feed his tank is an immediate red flag and you need to check and find out what is the reason why the horse is not eating. Colicing sick horse or not eat. Remember, horses are creatures of habit. Average horse drinks rather quickly after eating their grain. If you keep an eye on your horse or horses, you can determine if you are giving them food or too much or not enough. Each horse is an individual, have different metabolisms and different needs. Feeding a horse can be very cost them their lives from laminitis or colic. These deaths are very painful. their diet too low can cause a flood of ills. So do not be afraid. Be informed, be careful, be careful, and become the rider you've always wanted a little help from your friends.