FEED OPTIONS

How much should you feed the horse?

We would be pleased to help you make the right choice for you and your horse, as it can be an overwhelming experience to shop equine products today. Below, find the product line, where you can read more about our products and get information about the composition of raw material, nutrients and the recommended daily ration.

The general feed guidelines to Equsana feed are shown below and apply for ponies/horses in light-maintenance or moderate work and based on a daily ration of 1.3-2 kg roughage/100 kg. Thus, a 500 kg horse needs 6.5 -10 kg forage/day.

Supplement products*


  • Pony 200 kg: 200-300 g/daily                                Horse 500 kg: 500-700 g/ daily
  • Pony 350 kg: 300-500 g/daily                                Horse 600 kg: 700-900 g/daily
  • Pony 450 kg: 400-500 g/daily                                Horse 700 kg: 800-1000 g/daily

* Note: it’s recommended to increase the daily dose of Fiber Lux ration slightly to as the above suggested feed rationing guidelines here.

Supplement products can be fed alone as long as the pony/horse maintains weight easily, are only trained lightly or have sufficient energy. It can otherwise be fed with energy sources, such as grain, oil or Health Fiber etc. Supplement feeds contain only a small amount of energy so the horse will not gain weight or become to over excited.

As a concentrate, you must feed the daily quantity recommended every day in order for he horse’s vitamin and mineral needs to be covered. If the horse needs to loose weight or gain weight, it is not the daily volume of supplement feed that needs to be adjusted but other energy sources, such as oats, oil or haylage etc.

Complete feeds

  • Pony 200 kg: *                                                    Horse 500 kg: 2,2-2,6 kg/daily
  • Pony 350 kg: 1,3-1,6 kg/daily                          Horse 600 kg: 2,5-3,5 kg/daily
  • Pony 450 kg: 1,6-1,8 kg/daily                          Horse 700 kg: 3,0-4,0 kg/daily


* Hardy small ponies normally don’t need a complete feed.

Supplement products or concentrated vitamin blends are often recommended for easy keepers that need to trim down or maintain weight. If the horse is being fed below the stated minimum volumes for an extended period of time, its recommended to add extra vitamins and minerals to the feed.


A complete feed contains energy, proteins, vitamins and minerals and the daily volume can be adjusted according to the horse’s body condition and training intensity. A daily portion can be cut by half if the horse is on break or is having a day off.  Increase the daily volume and/or add oil if the horse is in need of gaining weight.

 

"Special feeds"


Pony: Complete feed contains a double concentration of vitamins and minerals, making the feed ideal for easy keeper breeds as their requirements are covered even at a very small daily portion.

  • Pony, 200 kg: 500 g/daily                                    Horse 500 kg: 1,3 kg/ daily
  • Pony 350 kg: 1 kg/daily                                         Horse 600 kg: 1,5 kg/daily
  • Pony 450 kg: 1,2  kg/daily                                     Horse 700 kg: 1,8 kg/daily

Iceland

Complete feed contains a double concentration of vitamins and minerals, making the feed ideal for easy keeper breeds as their requirements are covered even at a very small daily portion.

  • Pony, 200 kg: 500 g/daily                                   Horse 500 kg: 1,3 kg/ daily
  • Pony 350 kg: 1 kg/daily                                        Horse 600 kg: 1,5 kg/daily
  • Pony 450 kg: 1,2  kg/daily                                   Horse 700 kg: 1,8 kg/daily

Recover

Complete feed with a low energy content. Suitable for horses and ponies in need of losing weight, with special needs, metabolic changes (laminitis, EMS etc.) or horses that are in rehabilitation or confined to stall rest due to an injury.

  • Pony, 200 kg: 700 g/daily                                    Horse 500 kg: 1,7 kg/daily
  • Pony 350 kg: 1,3 kg/daily                                     Horse 600 kg: 2,0 kg/daily
  • Pony 450 kg: 1,5  kg/daily                                    Horse 700 kg: 2,3 kg/daily

We offer customized feed plans/ guidelines for your horse. Send us an email: kgm@dlg.dk with information and training status on your horse.

Feel free to pay our local consultant a visit at your nearest Land og Fritid store who will gladly assist you with advice and feed guidance. We offer individual feed plans based on the computer program PC-Horse, customized to every individual horse according to Danish standards and feeding conditions.

Calculations of nutrient requirements are based on values given for a standard horse, but there are large individual differences and it is important to evaluate whether the horse is thriving with the selected feed products and the selected quantities.