Question by  creau (13)

How much grain should a senior horse get?


Answer by  horseygal (79)

It depends upon what type of grain you are feeding and the size of your horse. Portions should not exceed 5-6 lbs - this may mean feeding a few times each day. Supplements may be necessary to help with weight gain. Have his teeth checked by an equine dentist and have a veterinary check-up to rule out health problems.


Answer by  MrsShannonHarrell (768)

Senior horses generally require more feed than younger horses. Use a feed formulated for older horses to improve digestibility, and free choice hay (provided they have healthy teeth. ) The amount of feed will vary, depending on size of the horse, type of feed, and overall health of the horse.


Answer by  CaliHorseGirl (44)

A senior horse usually needs more grain than a younger horse, but the amount of grain will vary from horse to horse. Give your senior horse enough grain (soaked in water if teeth are a problem) to keep weight on, especially during the winter months.


Answer by  Micki (34)

The amount of grain a senior horse should get is based on the type of grain and the quality. Senior horse feeds are available and the proper amounts to feed will be printed on the bag. It is best to feed senior horse feed to aging horses for the best nutrition.


Answer by  Darlene (194)

A senior horse should get a gallon of grain each day and that is grain that is now made for senior horses that offers special vitamins for older horses.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

How much grain a horse should get is determined by many factors such as age and weight. The recommended portions for horses are on the back of the bag.

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