Nutrition

*STEP 1: Body Condition Score*
Ideal body condition is between 4-6 depending on breed and sport.
Horses with scores over 7 should wear a grazing muzzle when on pasture and have access to low calorie forage in a slow feeder net when stabled.

*STEP 2: Identify What You Need*
Educational Courses:
Dr. Kellon
Feed Balancing Program:
Feed XL
Forage Testing Services:
Equi-Analytical

*STEP 3: Provide a Forage-Based Diet*
Hay Nets: ideal for providing hay 24/7 without waste
Freedom Feeder Nets
Handy Hay Nets
Hay Chix Nets
Nag Bags
Orange Slow Feeder Nets
Porta Grazer
Grazing Muzzles: for overweight horses on pasture
Green Guard Grazing Muzzle
Thinline Flexible Filly Slow Feed Grazing Muzzle
Forage Products: Can be used to meet forage requirements or as extra calories
Standlee Hay Company (beet pulp & hay pellets)

*STEP 4: Provide salt and/or electrolytes*
Redmond Agriculture– bulk sizes
Redmond Equine
Smartpak
Uckele

*STEP 5: Meet basic Vit/Min Needs based on caloric requirements*
Concentrate: Ideal for horses who have high caloric needs (feed 5-10 pounds/day or about 2-4 standard feed scoops/day)
Purina Strategy Healthy Edge– average horse
Purina Ultium Gastric Care– hard keeper
Ration Balancer: Ideal for Ponies or “easy keepers” (feed 1-3 pounds/day)
ADM StayStrong Metabolic Mineral Pellets
Nutrena Empower Topline Balance
Triple Crown Balancer Gold
Additional calories can be added as needed making ration balancers a good base feed for every horse/pony in the barn
ADM Healthy Glo
CoolStance
RenewGold

*STEP 6: SPECIALTY SUPPLEMENTS AS NEEDED*
HorseTech Supplements
Purina Outlast Gastric Support
Uckele Supplements
SmartPak
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