Thursday, August 15, 2013

Maintenance Diet for my Endurance Gelding - Full Article

I own a seven-year-old Arabian gelding that weighs about 875 lb (400 kg). He is an endurance prospect that I ride five days a week, with three of those rides being 10-mile (16-km) training sessions at the trot. He is stalled four to six hours per day, and the remainder of the time is spent at pasture. When I first got him, he was underweight so he was given free feed until his weight was at an acceptable level. Now, I would like to taper him to a maintenance schedule. How much pelleted feed should he be given per day to maintain weight?

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