Chris Baker at Three Chimneys Farm shares an in-depth video of the nutritional needs of mares in the third trimester (the last three months of gestation) and the significant growth of the foal that occurs during that time. Throughout the last three months, foals gain two-thirds of their body mas...Read More
A balanced diet for horses consists of grass or hay, grain mix, and water.
The nutritional components of a horse’s diet can be grouped into five categories: protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals.
Foals ingest colostrum from their mother’s milk when they first begin to nurse, giving the foal antibodies to fight off diseases.
Today, diet formulation for thoroughbred racehorses begins and ends with a delicate balance of nutrient intake and energy output.
Depending on age and activity level, a horse’s nutritional needs can vary dramatically.
Pregnant mares, racehorses, and stallions have the greatest nutritional needs; lactating mares need the most nutrients to support their growing foals.