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How much does a horse eat?

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My neighbor has a horse and they seem to have large bails of hay delivered to their house all the time. How much do horses eat?

asked May 16, 2013 in Horse Care by (3,100 points)

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The amount a horse eats depends on its activity. Naturally, working horses require more food than non-workers. Adult horses eat between 1 1/2 - 3 1/2 % of body weight or from 15-35 lbs. for a 1,000 lb. horse. The vet has a scale for horses and tell the owner the right amount to feed.
answered May 19, 2013 by (36,420 points)