HORSES IN MEDIUM WORK

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Horses in medium work refers to horses used for leisure and sport activities in light to medium work. The energy requirements of leisure and sport horses vary significantly, partly because of the way in which they are exercised but also, because of seasonal activities that may increase the energy needs of the horse such as riding camps, riding in snow, skijoring, hunting or simply long-distance riding. Consequently, it is important for this type of horse to be provided with a good nutritional basic diet that can easily be increased without producing any harmful effects. The feed given should be of a consistent quality with a relatively high content of fat and fibres and a balanced supply of minerals, vitamins and trace elements.

Remember that the amount of forage feed available to the horse will always determine the amount of concentrate feed needed, if any. Even when a horse does not need to concentrate feed, it will always need minerals and trace elements.