Feeding Guide For Relax

A daily ration should contain a mixture of roughage, that is hay, chaff, fibre plus and or pasture and grains or concentrates.

Your minimum roughage intake should be approximately 1% of your horse’s bodyweight.

A horse spelling or only doing light work really only needs a diet of good quality roughage and minimal grain. The more work they do, the more you need to increase the grain content of their diet to cater for their increased energy requirement.

Young Horses

Weanlings:approx 1.0kg of Relax twice a day
Yearlings:approx 1.25kg of Relax twice a day

Mature Horses

Spellers:approx 1.5kg of Relax twice a day
Light Work:approx 2.0 kg Relax twice a day
(Recreation, show horses, dressage, pre-training)
Late Pregnancy:approx 2.0 kg Relax twice a day
(8-11 months)
Medium or full work:Relax is still successfully used as a base diet, feeding approx 2.0 kg twice a day, but you will need to supplement it with additional high energy grains or supplements, eg, Oats or Corn as dictated by the additional workload on the horse.
Always have a plentiful supply of fresh, clean water available.

 


 

Feeding Guide For GOLD FORMULA MARE AND FOAL MIX

Always feed Mare and Foal Mix Gold Formula with pasture, hay or chaff.

Body weightSpelling, dry or early gestation
QPD Breed/day
Pregnant – 3rd trimester
QPD Breed/day
Lactating Mare
QPD Breed/day
350 kg0.5 – 1 kg0.5 – 1.5 kg2 – 4 kg
450 kg1 – 2 kg1 – 3 kg3 – 5 kg
600 kg2 – 3 kg2 – 4 kg4 – 7 kg
Growing Horses
QPD Breed/day
Working Stallion
QPD Breed/day
Mature to 350kg1 – 2 kg350 kg1.5 – 2 kg
Mature to 450 kg1.5 – 2.5 kg450 kg2 – 3.5 kg
Mature to 600 kg2 – 4 kg600 kg3 – 5 kg
Always have a plentiful supply of fresh, clean water available.

 

  • The feeding rate table should be used as a guide. Actual amounts required will vary with individual horses and their work or breeding status; and changes in quality of the pasture, hay, chaff and other feeds provided.
  • When feeding below recommended rates of QPD Breed Mix, vitamin and mineral deficiencies can easily be avoided with a top-up dose of Equine Vit&Min.
  • Total feed intake including pasture, hay and bagged feeds should be 1.5 to 2.5 % of bodyweight daily (dry weight of feed). The majority of intake (at least 1% of bodyweight) for breeding and growing horses should be roughage (hay, chaff, pasture).
  • Roughage should be available at all times.
  • Feed concentrates little and often rather than in one big meal. Do not feed more than 0.5 kg of QPD Breed Mix per 100kg bodyweight in a single meal.
  • Always provide clean, fresh water.
  • Introduce new feeds into the diet gradually over a period of 1 to 2 weeks to allow the gut bacteria to adjust.

 


 

Feeding Guide For Mare and Foal Mix

A daily ration should contain a mixture of roughage, that is hay, chaff, Fibre Plus and or pasture and grains or concentrates.

Your minimum roughage intake should be approximately 1% of your horse’s bodyweight.

A foal needs a diet of good quality roughage and minimal grain or concentrate.

A mare also needs a diet of good quality roughage and grain.

The more they do, the more you need to increase the grain content of their diet to cater for their increased energy requirement.

Young Horses

Weanlings:approx 1.0kg of Mare and Foal twice a day
Yearlings:approx 1.25kg of Mare and Foal twice a day
Two Year Olds:approx 1.5kg of Mare and Foal twice a day

Mature Mares

Early pregnancy:approx 1.5kg to 2.0kg of Mare and Foal twice a day
Late Pregnancy:approx 2.0 kg Mare and Foal twice a day
(8-11 months)
Late Pregnancy:approx 2.0 kg Relax twice a day
(8-11 months)
Medium or full work:Mare and Foal can be successfully used as a base diet, feeding. Approximately 2.0 kg twice a day, but you will need to supplement it with additional high energy grains or supplements, eg, Oats or Corn or Work Horse Mix as dictated by the additional workload on the horse.
Always have a plentiful supply of fresh, clean water available.

 

 


 

Feeding Guide For Work Horse Mix

A daily ration should contain a mixture of roughage, that is hay, chaff, Fibre Plus and or pasture and grains or concentrates.

Your minimum roughage intake should be approximately 1% of your horse’s bodyweight.

A horse doing light work really only needs a diet of good quality roughage and minimal grain. The more work they do, the more you need to increase the grain content of their diet to cater for their increased energy requirement.

Young Horses

TwoYear Olds:approx 1.5 kg of Work Horse Mix twice a day

Mature Horses

Light Work:approx 2.0 kg Work Horse Mix twice a day
(Recreation, show horses, dressage, pre-training)
Medium or full work:approx 2.0-3.0kg of Work Horse Mix twice a day, as dictated by the additional workload on the horse.
Always have a plentiful supply of fresh, clean water available.

 


 

Feeding Guide For Fibre Plus

Feed as part of the roughage component of your horses diet. It is to be added to traditional grain diets, specialized complete feeds or concentrates and quality pasture.

Weanlings:0.5-1.0 kg per day
Yearlings:1.0-3.0 kg per day
Mature Horses:2.0 – 4.0 kg per day