shocked at how much feed given

almonds

New Member
Jul 21, 2009
190
0
0
i just had to mention this as i was so shocked.does this ring any bells?i found out how much feed was being given to these horses and nearly fell off my chair. so much feed was being given that you could actually see undigested oats in the horses droppings!!! they are fed so much they are dangerous to handle a risk to all nurotic and beserk.its not only a total waste of money and completly insane you are responsible for some of the safety of others.the stomac cannot deal with this overload and to be that stuffed that the food is bypassing and not being utilised is stupid.feeding is a science and essential part of horse care.these horses arnt in work and are tbs and young.the beds of the horses are like a ses-pit also.i just cant understand why they are chucking their money down the drain.but importantly letting other people risk their necks. (three feeds per day a full bucket) eeek. oats and consentrates. whats the world coming to.
 

eml

Moderator
Apr 29, 2002
12,796
1,206
113
Leicestershire
www.ivanhoeequestrian.net
Depends where in the world you are and what the horses are used for.

In many stables in continental europe, ie not UK, for example hard feeds are used much more and forages less. Stallions/brood mares who do not appear to be working also have high energy requirements.

If it worries you ask the yard why they do things this way. There is often a reason.
 

Kis Vihar

Nutty Saddlers !
Depends where in the world you are and what the horses are used for.

In many stables in continental europe, ie not UK, for example hard feeds are used much more and forages less.

We had a fit when we saw how horses were fed here.....but we have actually gradually changed our methods towards the 'local way' - Ours are out on grazing 18 hours a day and still get hay and lucerne, but all are fed oats now too.

Many locals keep their horses in 'stalls' and deep littered (I don't like this way!:() and feed loads of lucerne and buckets full of oats and maize....with no ill effect! :eek:
 

almonds

New Member
Jul 21, 2009
190
0
0
We had a fit when we saw how horses were fed here.....but we have actually gradually changed our methods towards the 'local way' - Ours are out on grazing 18 hours a day and still get hay and lucerne, but all are fed oats now too.

Many locals keep their horses in 'stalls' and deep littered (I don't like this way!:() and feed loads of lucerne and buckets full of oats and maize....with no ill effect! :eek:

ive noticed you are in hungary? the weather must be alot nicer than uk! we cant have our blood horses out all the time in winter the soil they are on is basically clay and rain just sits on it and goes to mud.not nice! i agree with feeding energy food if spending alot of time out,or exercise it seemed to me the energy from what was being given isnt being used.hence wild horses to be handled,these arnt brood mares or stallions and just dont need it.
 

Wally

Well-Known Member
Apr 16, 2000
35,300
4,394
113
Whole oats will just pass through any horse.

Some folk have a fit when they hear what I feed our Shetlands, they sometimes get oats and sugar beet and barley in winter plus haylage. But I'd never recomment feeding that to a pony in the south of England.

I think Kis might not agree with you abut the weather being better than the UK. Curate's egg, good in parts. Winter, I hear, can have a bit of a nip to it.
 

Kis Vihar

Nutty Saddlers !
I think Kis might not agree with you abut the weather being better than the UK. Curate's egg, good in parts. Winter, I hear, can have a bit of a nip to it.

LOL! Up to the mid-forties in summer (that's 100 degrees or so in 'old money') and down to minus 20 in winter!! Your eyeballs freeze when you step outside! :eek:

ALL our horses are out all year and only stabled from late at night to first-light in the morning - in minus 20 they are well-rugged - but do NOT like staying stabled. Only ONCE have they been stabled 24-7 for a couple of days - when we had so much snow overnight that we couldn't physically dig them out of their stables! Hell they were messy!! We 'mucked out' by hurling more straw over the doors, and piling hay in front of them. They were VERY bored - and LOVE getting out in the snow. :)

Most of our soil is clay, but it drains well, apart from the 'pond area' which floods in winter. We have a 3 acre 'jumping arena' which was sanded for the purpose of making a better surface, which is now a lovely grassy paddock, so that gets used for winter turnuot if it's very wet.
 

almonds

New Member
Jul 21, 2009
190
0
0
LOL! Up to the mid-forties in summer (that's 100 degrees or so in 'old money') and down to minus 20 in winter!! Your eyeballs freeze when you step outside! :eek:

ALL our horses are out all year and only stabled from late at night to first-light in the morning - in minus 20 they are well-rugged - but do NOT like staying stabled. Only ONCE have they been stabled 24-7 for a couple of days - when we had so much snow overnight that we couldn't physically dig them out of their stables! Hell they were messy!! We 'mucked out' by hurling more straw over the doors, and piling hay in front of them. They were VERY bored - and LOVE getting out in the snow. :)

Most of our soil is clay, but it drains well, apart from the 'pond area' which floods in winter. We have a 3 acre 'jumping arena' which was sanded for the purpose of making a better surface, which is now a lovely grassy paddock, so that gets used for winter turnuot if it's very wet.

wow thanks for shareing your experiences in what and how its like with you,the weather does have a major stand in how horses are fed and kept especially in those very colder climates where the real need for the extra warmth in food is needed.as with what wally said to in her post.i will always remember that.thanks guys.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
diplomaticandtactful Shocked Cats, Dogs and other Animals 4
Ale Shocked by police horse in training riders. Cafe 20
Kite_Rider A bit shocked Cafe 18
N I dont know what shocked me most! Cafe 7
N I am shocked and i have to say disgusted with myself Cafe 87
Wally Quite shocked. Cafe 59
N Shocked By Child Rider Cantering Towards Traffic Today! Cafe 8
N Why Am I Shocked, Buyers on Ebay! Cafe 26
Cochise I'm absolutely heartbroken and shocked Cafe 49
Innocence Shocked! Cafe 2
Pale Moon Shocked and Gutted..... Cafe 32
Kc Mac I'm shocked and excited!!! Cafe 10
L steriods-i'm shocked Cafe 10
noodle Loose horse- Shocked Cafe 6
Grinyer224 haha shocked i'm laughing First Timers 9
Ace87 Totally shocked - not like him! General 22
NoviceNic Shocked and Thrilled to Bits General 23
amberleystar Anyone else shocked by modern pentathalon!! General 8
V For those who were shocked by..... General 0
V SHOCKED! Where were the parents!? General 1
rianne21 I am shocked. My world has fallen apart Pascal has been pts General 42
Asima Shocked and disgusted am I overreacting? General 29
S very shocked at advert........ General 8
X *Bryer went to rainbow bridge....totally shocked. General 5
P Tally's rub marks - close up pics, prepare to be shocked! General 33
X *I'm shocked.......Update with plenty of pics and vids to keep you ticking! General 17
Beck This Shocked Me... General 16
lisae Shocked by horse's behavior Training of the Horse and Rider 19
Wally Absolutely shocked! General 36
charlotte+jill! Im shocked!! (ofoh) General 9
Doodle92 Too much bedding? Cafe 21
Doodle92 How much panicking would you do? Cafe 16
Ale How to know how much to sell saddles for. Tack & Saddlery 11
S Too much haylage?! Metabolic 4
Jane&Ziggy Much better Cafe 3
Doodle92 I tempted fate too much Cafe 25
Jessey How much space for 1/individual turnout Horse Care 8
Native Lover How blooming much Cafe 4
Jessey A little bit much Horse Care 21
staceyemma1986 Welsh d 3 years old disheartened he may not grow much more Breeds, Colouring and Genetics 10
Sunshine Is it too much for 1 day? Cafe 24
C So much for hardy native! Cafe 11
Trewsers I can't seem to find much on this.......... Veterinary,Injuries and Therapies 12
Jessey How much hay do you go through? Metabolic 16
Native Lover How much to offer Cafe 3
MrC When is ad lib too much?? Cafe 9
Huggy Anyone know much about calf mix for horses? Metabolic 7
Mary Poppins How much salt do you feed your horse? Metabolic 29
N How much does your horse think? Cafe 11
R no how much you think you know a horse they can still be unpredictable Cafe 9

Similar threads

newrider.com