The feeding chart is intended as a guide for feeding Tophand 12-8 Horse Pellets.
Daily lbs. fed per 100 lb BW
0.30 – 0.50
Light Work/Last 1/3 Gestation/Stallions
0.60 – 0.75
Medium Work/Lactation (3 Months – Weaning)
0.80 – 1.00
Heavy Work/Lactation (Foaling – 3 Months)
1.10 – 1.60
When feeding horses, feed with hay and/or pasture to make a complete ration for horses. Feed 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of hay or equivalent pasture per 100 pounds of body weight day. Adjust amounts of feed according to desired body condition or performance. Feed at least twice daily, and feed changes should be made gradually. Provide good quality hay and clean fresh water at all times.
Warning: Contains added copper. Do not feed to sheep or other species with low tolerance to supplement copper.
Tophand Horse feeds are designed with only quality ingredients formulated using a fixed ingredient approach to insure a consistent nutritional product. Whether your horse is a working horse, companion pet, broodmare, or competes in equine events, Tophand has the feed to provide the balanced nutrition needed to excel and maintain proper growth.
***A Balanced Nutritional Package***
A combination of fermentable fiber, carbohydrates and increased fat that provides sequential energy release necessary to meet the energy requirements of actively competing mature horses and pleasure-riding horses fed good quality roughage.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast culture) aid in improving fiber utilization and help protect against intestinal disorders or generalized infections from intestinal origin.
B vitamins to help promote and regulate several body functions, and added biotin to provide hoof strength and integrity.
***Performance and Growth***
Contains guaranteed amino acid lysine which serve as building blocks of quality protein needed for cellular building blocks of enzymes, hormones, tissues and skeletal framework necessary for performing horses.
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 with readily available minerals.
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, and it is only as effective as the quality of management practices.