Re: weighing hay


Margherite von Ahsen <mvonahsen@...>
 

2.5 bales for 5 horses?

I give my horses one bale each of a timothy/broome/alfalfa mix. Bales are anywhere from 60lbs to 70 lbs each.

I also do not feed it all at once... I give it to them several times a day (every time they finish) and more at night if necessary due to cold weather.

2.5 bales does not enough for 4 horses and a pony...

Also.. "keepers" are horses that have an abnormal metabolism which could be easily fixed with the right supplements...

Do you subscribe to any horse related magazines? They offer plenty of info for the layman, unless you have a great vet that you can learn from.

Cheers!

Katrina

----- Original Message ----
From: Abby Bloxsom <dearab@...>
To: EquineCushings@...
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 10:51:01 PM
Subject: [EquineCushings] weighing hay


I
do
weigh
bales.
Every
so
often
I
weigh
a
few
to
be
sure
my
"feel"
is
still
accurate.
I
put
out
2.5
bales
of
hay
per
day
for
5
horses
(well
4
horses
&
one
pony),
and
the
bales
weigh
on
average
40-45
lbs.
I'm
lucky
that
my
horses
seem
to
average
out
pretty
well
as
a
bunch.
Still
have
some
fat
horse/lean
horse
issues
sometimes,
but
since
my
guys
are
all
stable
on
their
current
diet
this
is
accurate
enough
for
our
needs.

We
group
feed
3
horses
in
one
paddock
&
2
in
the
other.
I
divide
the
horses
as
"keepers".
Easy
in
one
group,
hard
in
the
other.

I
use
the
50
lb
scale
from
the
fishing
section,
which
holds
a
bale
just
fine.
I
snap
the
ring
end
onto
the
two
cross
ties
in
the
aisle,
and
hang
a
bale
from
the
hook.

-Abby


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