Complete rest for horses
My pony/horse has a wound that entails that he gets complete rest in the stable. What is the best feeding regimen during this period?
The transition from pasture to a stable is quite drastic, but in some case unavoidable. Therefore, it is important that the horse in the stable is kept busy as much as possible. If the horse is bored and stressed, there is a risk of developing stable vices. In order to keep him calm, you can try to give him as much roughage as possible. Below you will find recommended horsefeed.
Since the horse does not have to work and gets little exercise, he needs far less energy and then giving him Gras-mix is enough: Give him 1.5% of his body weight. By putting Gras-mix in the special Hartog Feedbox XL the horse is kept busy with eating his roughage and is not bored.
Is you cannot maintain the situation with only providing hay, supplement his feed with Lucerne-mix. Starch and sugars in concentrates and grain could heighten the temperament, so these are not suitable in this situation. By adding Lucerne-mix, you do not need to give any other supplements because it contains ample vitamins and minerals.