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What do I need to consider in terms of nutrition as the grass changes in autumn/winter?

As autumn begins, grass growth slows, and its nutritional profile becomes deficient in key vitamins and minerals. Horses tend to spend more time stabled, and as a consequence it’s an important time to supplement their forage ration (grass, hay or haylage). Every horse is an individual, and we should feed according to their condition and workload, but as a general guide 2 to 2.5% of their body weight can be fed daily for weight maintenance. An average 500kg horse could be fed around 10kg to 12.5kg total feed/day, aim for 80% of this to be forage (approx. 8kg to 10kg). Additional forage provision allows your horse to maintain a healthy gut as a trickle feeder, fermentation in the hind gut...

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