The one issue on which all horse owners agree is that proper diet and nutrition are the most essential aspects of horse care. In Storey's Guide To Feeding Horses, equine nutritionist Melyni Worth addresses the many ways in which diet impacts a horse's health, temperament, and performance. Worth covers the basics, discussing the details of the nutrients every horse needs, and how to calculate rations based on the horse's body weight. She also explains the benefits of grains and grasses, as well as the relative value of additives and herbal supplements. And, she teaches owners how to design a balanced feeding programme for their horses. Perhaps most important is the chapter on "Feeding for a Lifetime." Here, Worth outlines the proper diet a horse needs at every age and at every level of activity. She describes the healthiest "formula" for foals and the most nutritional diet for brood mares and performance horses. Nutrition for elderly horses receives special attention here, with valuable information on soft feed for aged horses that have trouble chewing. Worth also identifies the treats that are best for horses, and how to overcome a 'horse's food-related vices.
Finally, Worth offers guidance on pasture maintenance and how to store feed safely.
Publisher: Storey Books
Number of pages: 249
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 160 x 19 mm
On every page you ll find detailed information on how to keep your horse happy and healthy. "-Equine Journal"
everything an owner or rider needs to know about feeding a horse. " Mid-South Horse Review" "