Search

Friday Feeding Tips

Friday – Energy

Horses are able to get energy from any type of feed we give them including just grass. Obviously grains have a lot more digestible energy than that of grass however grass still has an energy content of 8-12Mj/kgDM (average digestible energy megajoules/ kilo of Dry Matter). It is important for us to remember that that the pasture and roughage that we are feeding still contains energy for our horses. I often see a lot of cases where the horse has more energy than what the rider can handle but refuse to lunge it prior to riding due to the fact that they are not receiving a concentrated feed type. An easy way to tell if your horse is going to have some built up energy prior to riding is if they are maintaining their weight or are putting weight on then they will have energy stored up. If you are not in a situation to deal with or handle the excess energy it is advisable to lunge your horse prior to riding to avoid any mishaps.

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Skill Sets Saturday

How to ride a correct 20 metre circle. This sounds easy enough until you have to be able to multi task riding your horse, planning the circle, and communicating to your horse where you need them to be

Friday Feeding Tips

It is a very cold and wet winter this year in Australia. Brrrrrrrrr!!!! Horses do feel the cold but not like us, they have the luxury of growing their own jumpers lol. However it is important to under

Training Tips Thursday

When riding collection it is important to make sure that your hands do not get too low and pull backwards. I often see a lot of people trying to attempt to get collection by moving their hands down re