Feed in small quantities and frequently
Your digestion is adapted to have a slow feed, your stomach is small, however your intestines are large which allows them to store food in the digestive process. When eating, the food goes to the intestines to have full stomach in two thirds (when it has a better performance), continues to pass at the same speed that was taken by the mouth. When the horse does some kind of work it is important that he gets his basic foods such as hay or grass, complete meals of good taste and reduced or concentrated foods, if large, distend the stomach, presenting a natural imbalance causing indigestion or colic , which can be very painful and of great risk if it is not attended correctly. The approximate ration of ingestion of the horse goes of 1.30 kg. and of 1.80 kg. of concentrates, example oats, mixed with a proportional amount of bran and straw. If fed with synthetic tablets these can be given in greater volume (up to 2.70 kg.), because of their high content of fibers are ingested at a lower speed. If you need more food, you are given an additional portion, taking into account the regular amount established. The exception is the spring grass which represents a good-tasting food and is swallowed too quickly during the first days of the year. Want more info? Visiting www.zoo-bio.co.uk is recommended.
After a hearty meal, your horse should not be assigned heavy work.
The stomach and intestines of the horse increase in volume after eating a concentrated meal, occupying more space, decreasing the tension of the belly causing pressure on the diaphragm, and compressing the lungs (this prevents them from dilate and contract enough, as a result of which a horse work with a relaxed stomach will suffer discomfort and difficulties in its breathing).
Supply them with large quantities of clean water.
They (the horses) should always have water, so they will not drink too much, because if they do, their speed will decrease in any work they do.
Introduce new foods gradually.
Due to its sensitive nature, not introducing food with the necessary care, can present various discomforts such as colic.
Feed the horse according to the amount of work.
The activities he carries out are important in order to evaluate exactly what is his share of food.
Maintain a routine.
The horse is very picky, and you should feel that its food is adequate that what is given will not harm it, it is important to keep food out of reach of mice; otherwise it may lose its appetite.
Give green food to the stable horse.
Freshly cut grass, tubers or others. Anything helps to compensate for the lack of natural foods in the diet.
A good diet is only determined by experience the exact ration, according to the type of horse and the tasks performed, however it should be taken as a basis that the daily amount of ingestion of a domesticated animal must be in weight to the amount that would consume if he was at liberty.