Just like human beings, horses can also be extremely picky about their food.
Hence the constant worry – “what to feed my horse?”
The foods you offer to your equine friend might be nutritious – but whether you can get your horse to eat it is another matter… So, here’s our list of 5 healthy foods you can feed your horse without him turning away from them.
5 Nutrition packed foods no horse can push away:
Grass contains almost all the nutrients that your horse requires to stay healthy. It is also a good source of silica, which is good for equine dental health.
Letting your horse feed on quality grass all through the year can be expensive, so you can alternate with hay instead. Grass hay is best for your horse. However, while choosing hay, take care that:
- The grass hay is green, leafy fine-stemmed – they are the finest variety of hay.
- It is soft to the touch.
- The hay is not excessively sun-bleached or does not smell musty, moldy, fermented or dusty.
- The haystack/bundle doesn’t have too much trash, dirt, weeds, or debris – they can cause your horse to have a stomach upset.
- The hay does not show signs of insect infestation or other diseases. Allowing your horse to consume it would seriously compromise with his health.