Grazing and feeding
Providing horses with adequate amount of good quality feed is crucial to maintaining their body condition and health. Horses need at least 1.5% of their body weight in fibrous feed such as pasture or hay (e.g. 7.5 kg of hay for a 500 kg horse). Depending on the requirements of the horse and the quality of the pasture/hay, extra feed may need to be provided to meet the horse's nutritional needs. See below for more information about feeding horses.