# How much hay per horse

## How much hay is too much for a horse?

Just how much your horse will need will depend on its weight. According to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, a full-grown horse should eat about 12 to 15 pounds ( 5.4 to 6.8 kg) of hay a day. 1﻿ That is 1.5 percent to 3 percent of its body weight if it weighs about 1,000 pounds (450 kg).

## How much hay should a 550kg horse eat?

Your horse should receive 1.5-2.5% of its actual or if overweight target body weight as supplementary feeding. So if your horse is the correct weight and weighs 550kg and you feed 2% of its body weight then that would be 11kg to feed a day.

## How much hay does a stabled horse need?

Most stabled horses need a good-quality grass hay fed at 2 pounds per 100 pounds of body weight. This level of good-quality hay will normally meet the mature pleasure horse’s need for energy (carbohydrates and fats), protein and most minerals.

## How long will a bale of hay last a horse?

For example, this time lapse video shows one bale being eaten by 3 horses over a period of 22 days. We have 6 horses at the Texas Haynet barn. One round bale lasts about 8-10 days using our regular round bale hay net with 1.75″ holes. Without a net, a bale lasts approximately 5-6 days and half of it is wasted.

## How many bales of hay does a horse eat per day?

For example, a 1000 pound horse will eat 15 to 20 pounds of hay daily. That’s the equivalent of roughly one small square bale of 40-60 pounds every few days. The exact number of bales needed for winter feeding will depend on the weight of the bale.

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## How long does a 50 lb bag of horse feed last?

At most you can store this feed for about another nine weeks (or 63 days). At 14 pounds per day this equals 882 pounds, or 17.6 50-pound bags.

## Are slow feed hay nets good for horses?

Haynets and Slow Feeders

Nets facilitate hay-soaking for horses with equine metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, or chronic laminitis. Slow-feeders mimic grazing, keeping horses entertained if confined to stalls or drylots.

## Do hay nets damage horses teeth?

No dentist has ever noted excessive wear, tooth, gum or mouth damage from using the hay nets. … However if you are concerned about excessive wear, we recommend checking their teeth regularly and having a qualified equine dentist inspect your horses’ teeth.

## How much hay should a horse have overnight?

Well-Known Member. Mine has 8-10 kg depending on if its a weekday or weekend! Its equivalent to one slice of the large baled hay and fills a large haylage net so 3/4 slices small baled hay per night.

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## How much hay should a horse eat on pasture?

Mature horses generally consume 2-2.5% of their body weight in feed each day (on a dry matter, DM, basis). For example, a 1,000-pound (454-kg) horse fed hay plus grain concentrate (feeds that are about 90% DM) should consume about 20-25 pounds (9.1-11.3 kg) of feed daily.5 мая 2016 г.

## How many bales of hay does a horse need per month?

From October 15 to May 15 the horse would consume about 4,280 pounds of hay or 2.1 tons. This would equal 86 fifty pound small square‐bales or five 900 pound round‐bales during this time. For two horses, this amount would be doubled; 172 small‐square bales or 10 round‐bales.

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## How many hay bales does a horse eat per month?

This is assuming the horse is not fed any other significant source of food, such as pasture or grain. An average sized hay bale (95 pounds) makes for an average of about 21 bales to a ton of hay. So, doing some quick math, that means that the average horse would eat 75 bales of hay a year.

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