Feeding Directions are with hay or pasture. Starting with the chart below, the amounts fed may be increased or decreased by 10% to obtain desired body condition.
Horses sensitive to dietary carbohydrates, consult with a veterinarian or nutritionist for a recommended diet.
Weight of Horse in Pounds
2.5 - 4.5
3.5 - 5.5
4.0 - 6.5
5.0 - 5.5
6.5 - 7.0
7.5 - 8.0
7.0 - 7.5
9.0 - 9.5
10.0 - 10.5
(first 240 days)
3.5 - 4.0
4.5 - 5.0
5.5 - 6.0
(last 100 days)
5.5 - 6.0
6.5 - 7.0
8.0 - 8.5
6.0 - 6.5
7.5 - 8.0
9.5 - 10.0
Horses should consume a ration of long stem roughage (hay) equaling 1 to 1.25 lbs. per 100 lbs. of body weight daily. If feeding more hay, reduce supplement feeding rate by 1 lb. for every additional 2 lbs. of hay fed.
Feeding rate will vary with age, health status, size, temperament, forage quality, activity and climate. Feed at a regular time each day and split feedings into two separate feedings. Do not feed more than 0.5% of body weight at each feeding. If you are feeding more than 0.5% at each feeding switch to three feedings per day.
Provide free choice fresh, clean water at all times except to hot horses that have been exercised. Offer salt free choice at all times and horse mineral can be fed if desired. Bring horses on to this feed gradually over a 10 day period to give the horse’s digestive system time to adapt to the new ration.
Warning: Contains added copper. Do not feed to sheep or other species with low tolerance to supplement copper.
Heritage feeds are designed with the horse in mind and with only quality ingredients formulated using a fixed ingredient approach to insure a consistent nutritional product.
Whether your horse is a companion pet, broodmare, growing foal, or competes in equine events, Heritage has the feed to provide the balanced nutrition needed to excel and maintain proper growth.
***Performance and Growth***
Contains guaranteed amino acids lysine, methionine and threonine, which serve as building blocks of quality protein needed for cellular building blocks of enzymes, hormones, tissues and skeletal framework necessary for development and maintenance of horses.
Designed to meet the increased demands of the senior horse due to less efficient digestive and metabolic systems.
Remember, young growing horses and pregnant mares are more sensitive to protein quality than mature horses because of the physiological differences.
Adequate intake of balanced minerals in bioavailable forms and vitamins with natural tocopherols helps to ensure normal cell function, antioxidant protection of membranes and structural tissue integrity.
Minerals play a critical role in numerous metabolic functions including immunity, reproduction, lactation, growth and development.
Negative effects from stress are reduced when horses have adequate trace mineral status and consuming a balanced diet with readily available minerals.
***Digestive Environment Stability***
Stable direct-fed microbials and Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast culture) aid in providing a well-balanced and diverse intestinal mirobiome that help protect against intestinal disorders or generalized infections from intestinal origin.
Research has reported that when fed certain strains of bacteria, the activity of the immune systems increases.
***Healthy Hair Coat, Skin, and Hooves***
Highly palatable source of fat from soybean oil, rice bran and flaxseed (sources of Omega-3) that helps provide extra calories for maintaining body condition, help promote healthy coat condition, maintain healthy membranes and provide antioxidants.
B vitamins to help promote and regulate several body functions, and added biotin to provide hoof strength and integrity.
***Lower Starch, Higher Fiber***
A calorie-dense lower starch feeds are often recommended for horses with challenged digestive and/or metabolic systems.
Elevated levels of highly digestible fiber such as alfalfa meal, soybean hulls, beet pulp, and rice bran allows for easy digestion, provide extra calories in a safe form for horses with poor teeth, plus convenience of one feed for entire stable.
A good feeding program is based on the weight, activity level, life stage, and body condition of the horse that keeps it healthy and productive.
A good feeding program is only as effective as the quality of management practices.