While in your horse tack and horse feed room in Vermont, do you calculate the right amount of horse feed for your equine? When calculating your horse’s ration, you want the right roughage to concentrate formula. Equines doing little or no work do well on roughage alone, perhaps with a vitamin and mineral supplement or balancer while working, growing, breeding, or aged horses will need some help in the form of added concentrates. With the latter group, the roughage should never make up less than 60% of your horse’s diet.
Do you have a training halter as part of your horse tack in Vermont? Did you know that many under-saddle goals can be facilitated by good ground-training. For example, you can attain suppleness, poll, neck and back relaxation, submission, willing and light forward movement, balance, lateral and longitudinal flexibility and responsiveness. Do you know why manufacturers add protein to horse feed in Vermont? Horses in a wild setting move along for miles each day. They graze on a vast assortment of feedstuffs – grasses, legumes, flowers, fruits, berries, seeds, leaves, edible weeds, shrubs, and bark, offering a mixture of nutrients, including proteins. Unfortunately we cannot duplicate this in a domesticated setting, unless you have many acres of untouched land. The goal is to improve the horse’s protein quality of the diet by offering more protein-rich feeds.