• Sep 18, 2019

It is very important to consider temperament and conditions of a horse, making for her a diet. Reaction to a forage is defined by individual needs of a horse. How to consider temperament and conditions of horses when feeding?

 Horses are grazed by a photo

Photo: nps.gov

For example if a horse very excitable, she can badly eat, and it is necessary to go for any tricks to force it to eat more forages. Such horses often have insufficient weight. To the contrary, the impenetrable and balanced horse can eat too much and suffer from excess weight.

The approximate quantity of a forage taking into account the weight of a horse is presented in the table:

Characteristic of a horse

Quantity of a forage (% of body weight)

Pony

Horses with an excess weight

1.55 - 1.75

of the Horse with a normal weight which perform average work on weight

2

The horses performing hard work

Horses with insufficient body weight

The feeding mares

2.5

to define the exact quantity of a forage necessary for a horse, it is necessary to know her weight. It is also important precisely to dose glistogonny medicines and drugs.

 the Red horse eats photo hay

Photo: wikipedia.org

can measure the Weight of a horse in the different ways. The simplest – measurement on scales, however they are not always available. One more way – to use a measured tape and to calculate the approximate weight of a horse, knowing height in withers and chest.

Below you will find the approximate weight of horses of various breeds in the table:

Breed of a horse

Height in withers (cm)

Chest (cm)

Weight of a horse (kg)

Dartmoor pony

113

140

200 - 250

Welsh pony

123

145

250 - 350

Riding pony

133

155

350 - 450

of Nyyuforest

143.5

165

350 - 450

Arab

143

170

400 - 450

Welsh коб

145

175

450 - 500

Gunter

154

180

475 - 520

Roadster breeds

156

185

500 - 550

Thoroughbred riding

164

190

500 - 550

Irish riding

166

195

550 - 600

Warm-blooded

174

205

580 - 640

Shayr

185

210

700 - 800

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