Today’s Horse Facts: Feed for your Horse Review

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How much did you learn about horse feed in the last blog I posted? Do you know the kinds of food your horse needs for good health? Let’s find out in today’s true T/F quiz:

  1. Energy feeds are the primary source of most nutrients.
  2. Forages should be the main part of every horse’s diet.
  3. Commercial feeds are those primarily fed for their relatively high calorie content.
  4. Energy feeds are often called concentrates because of their concentrated nutrient density.
  5. Hay is made of cut and dried grasses or legumes.
  6. Pelleted feed has clearly visible individual grains.
  7. Textured feeds are processed with heat and pressure.
  8. Energy feeds include cereal grains, beet pulp, rice bran, and oil.
  9. Some owners choose textured feeds because they prefer to see and smell the particles within the feed.
  10. Energy feed can also be found in bale, cube, and pellet forms.

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Let me know if you get at least 8 of these questions correct. If so, you are a horse feed expert! Here are the answers:

  1. F    Forages are the primary source of most nutrients.
  2. T
  3. F    Energy feeds are those primarily fed for their relatively high calorie content.
  4. T
  5. T
  6. F    Textured feed has clearly visible individual grains.
  7. F    Extruded feeds are processed even further with heat and pressure.
  8. T
  9. T
  10. F   Forages can also be found in bale, cube, and pellet forms.

For more information about horse feeds, check out these sites:

http://www.thehorse.com/articles/33227/types-of-horse-feeds

http://www.horses-and-horse-information.com/horsenutrition.shtml

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse_feed

(All information in this blog is referenced from the above websites)

Happy riding!

Marsha

http:/www.marshahubler.com/

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