What are forage products?
Forage, a horse’s natural feed, should be chosen to meet as much of a horse’s protein, energy and fiber needs as possible. Forage types (pasture, hay, cubes/pellets, hay extender) can be combined to provide the best program for each individual horses.
Why is forage important for horses diet?
The main importance of forage in a horse’s diet is that it provides the nutrients and energy necessary for the horse to go about their day. Depending on the horse’s duties and daily activity level, they may require a greater amount of forage to provide them with adequate energy.
What is horse forage?
Forages such as long stem hay and/or pasture grasses and legumes are the traditional cornerstones of horse rations. A good source of forage should comprise at least 50% of a horse’s daily intake, which would be 12 to 15 lbs of dry hay for the average adult horse.