Best Tack, Feed, Hay and Supplies in Mississippi

In Mississippi, do you buy horse tack or horse feed? Do you see wheat mill run and wheat middlings on your feed tag? These are popular because they "pellet" well and allow performance diets to maintain a high caloric intake while reducing starch. Some grains have a starch content that's often over 45 percent, but wheat middling and wheat mill run provide a starch content of only about 25 percent.

Do you need a new bridle or halter to add to your horse tack in Mississippi? The proper way to measure for correct fit is: measure the horse from the corner of the mouth, over the ears, back to the opposite corner of the mouth. Next, measure the forehead from right below the ear to the other ear, and then around the nose. For a halter, add 1-2” as halters do not fit snug. Is your horse feed forage limited in Mississippi? If grazing is limited by space or season, horses can be given hay to meet their fiber needs. Hay is divided broadly into two categories: grass and legume. Grass hays may be made of bluegrass, orchard grass, coastal bermuda grass, timothy, or combinations of these and other grasses. Legume hay is usually alfalfa or clover. Mixed hay, such as alfalfa/timothy, contains a blend of the two hay types. Legume hay can contain more nutrients and calories than grass hay, but is not necessary for lightly-worked horses.

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