• Sep 18, 2019
Simple forages are the components of a diet of a horse which are on sale separately and then added to the main diet.
 the Horse eats photo grain

Grain for a horse

Most often from simple forages the horse receives grain. The most popular grain for feeding of horses – oats. This some kind of "fuel" for a horse. Sometimes add barley and corn to a diet – as a rule, for improvement of condition of a horse. The main nutrient which horses receive from cereals – starch.

Oats a long time was considered as the main source of energy for a horse. Its popularity and is connected today with it. Also the popularity of oats is connected with its relative safety – if to compare to other types of grain, the minimum quantity of starch and maximum – celluloses contains there.

Barley and corn most often are given to a horse in the form of the crushed grain or flakes. So the starch which is contained in them is easier to digest.

starch Content in grain for horses

Grain
of % of the contents of starch
Oats
50
Barley
60
Corn
70
 the Horse eats photo granules

Bran for a horse

Chop off
- it is an outer sheath of wheat grain. As a rule, bran "participates" in preparation of porridge for a horse and is popular thanks to the content of a large amount of cellulose and small amount of starch. They in general are safe for a horse and are inexpensive, besides horses very much love them therefore they often from bran mix fertilizing which otherwise the horse would eat not too willingly with porridges. Besides, bran often gives to the weakened and sick horses.

But consider
that bran contains a lot of phosphorus which needs to be balanced calcium addition.

Chop off
– not too valuable product. They contain protein of poor quality, few mineral substances and vitamins.

How to make for a horse porridge from bran

  1. the salt handful is added To 1 kg of bran.
  2. Bran is filled in with boiled water. Water has to be absorbed completely, but at the same time porridge has to remain not viscous, but friable.
  3. Well mix porridge and cover.
  4. After porridge slightly will cool down (approximately in 20 minutes) and will become warmish, it can be given to a horse.

the Pulp of sugar beet for a horse

the Pulp of sugar beet can become tasty addition to the main diet of a horse.

the Pulp of sugar beet – a by-product of production of sugar. It contains a large amount of soluble cellulose (about 13%). And on concentration of energy the pulp of sugar beet does not concede to oats. In addition, a large amount of calcium contains there.

of the Horse very much love a pulp of sugar beet – it tastes like a spring grass.

Consider
that the dry pulp of sugar beet absorbs twice more water, than weighs. Therefore many prefer to presoak this product in several hours before giving to a horse.

sometimes give the Pulp of sugar beet to a horse with low working capacity as the cellulose and sugar which are contained in it – excellent suppliers of energy.

the wetted pulp begins to wander in the Summer so it needs to be fed within a day.

the Linen seed for a horse

contains In a linen seed a lot of protein and fat so often it is used to improve condition of a horse. In addition, linseed oil improves quality of hair of horse, adding it gloss.
Before giving to a horse a linen seed, cook it to consistence of very dense soup.

How to cook a linen seed for a horse

  1. 500 - 700 of a linen seed is presoaked for the night, then is ready abrupt boiled water and is left for 10 – 20 minutes. It will destroy poisonous hydrocyanic acid.
  2. you boil Broth on slow fire, jellylike weight is not formed yet.
  3. the Turned-out "kissel" can be mixed with porridge from bran.
 the Horse eats from a photo feeding trough

Nutrition value of simple forages for horses

of Sterns
Humidity (%)
Energy (MDzh/kg)
of the Squirrel (%)
Calcium (g/kg)
Phosphorus (g/kg)
Oats
12 - 15
11 - 12
9 - 12
0.7
3
Barley
12 - 15
12 - 13
9 - 10
0.6
3.3
Corn
12 - 15
13 - 15
8 - 9
0.2
3
Chop off
10 - 15
10 - 11
13 - 15
1
12
Pulp of sugar beet
88 - 90 (dry)
15 - 25 (wetted)
11 - 12
9 - 11
6
1
Linen seed
88 - 90 (dry)
15 - 25 (wetted)
20
25 - 30
2.4
5.2
 Simple forages for a horse of a photo

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