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Sweet Meadow – Top 10 Feeding Tips
  • Make all adjustments to diet gradually
  • Feed according to workload
  • Establish a regular feeding programme
  • Feed little & often
  • Do not work immediately after feeding
  • Feed by weight rather than volume
  • Provide fresh clean water at all times
  • Store feed in cool, dry, vermin free conditions
  • Adjust forage:concentrate ratio according to workload
  • Never feed immediately after hard work
Sweet Meadow – Feeding Guide
Sweet Meadow horse & pony feeds have been manufactured to the highest specifications using top quality ingredients sourced from approved suppliers.

They are designed to form the sole concentrate part of the diet. Only good quality forage (grass, hay, haylage or chop) and a constant supply of fresh, clean water need to be added to meet your horse or pony’s nutritional needs. Additional salt can be advantageous for horses and ponies in harder work.

This feeding guide is designed as a basic guide to quantities of feed required. Remember horses vary in terms of metabolism, temperament etc. and should always be treated as individuals.



Recommended Concentrate Feeding Levels (daily ration in kg’s)


Level of Work
100 kg e.g.
SHetland
200 kg e.g.
Small Welsh Section A
300 kg e.g.
Welsh Section B/C
400 kg e.g.
Dales/Light Hack
500 kg e.g.
Welsh Cob 15.2–16hh T'bred
600 kg e.g.
16hh Irish Draught/Hunter Type
Light
0.9 kg
1.4 kg
1.9 kg
2.3 kg
2.8 kg
3.1 kg
Medium
1.4 kg
2.2 kg
3 kg
3.7 kg
4.4 kg
5 kg
Hard
1.7 kg
2.75 kg
3.7 kg
4.6 kg
5.5 kg
6.25 kg


How to calculate your horse's weight
Step 1: Find the heart girth in cm’s & multiply it by itself = A
Step 2: Multiply A by the length of the horse (point of shoulder to point of hip) = B
Step 3: Divide B by 11877 & this gives you a fairly accurate estimate of bodyweight.





Suggested % Forage: Concentrate Ration

Light - 75% Forage : 25% Concentrate
Medium - 60-70% Forage : 40-30% Concentrate
Hard - 50% Forage : 50% Concentrate


Levels of Work

Light - 1 hour hack/1 hour schooling 3 times a week
Medium - 2 hours hack/2 hours schooling daily
Hard - Hunting twice a week/racing or eventing regularly
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