03 January 2013 New Year’s Nutri-lutions: Get your hay analyzed
This is easy to do and the results will give you a better picture of how adequate your horse’s diet is. If you are not performing this important step in your horse’s nutrition program, then you are potentially undermining your horse’s health, performance, and longevity….just keep in mind, there are many over-fed, malnourished horses!
Depending on the quality of your hay (and pasture), you may or may not need to feed additional concentrates and/or supplements. The better quality your hay is, the less you will need to supplement this essential part of his diet. This will lead to significant savings in feed bills, and will ensure a healthier, happier, better-fed horse!