Learn the math behind the total volume of hay and grain your horse should receive, as well as how much of the total should be hay and how much should be grain. Also, learn a simple method of how to measure the amount of grain you are feeding your horse every day. Visit to find forms that will help you track the weight and Body Condition Score of your horse to ensure you are feeding correctly over time.


6 Responses to How to determine how much hay and grain to feed your horse

  1. Anonymous says:

    Can you show us the calculations you were doing that got you the 300 and 200 values? Maybe we can help figure out what went wrong if we see what you were doing. As for what to feed, try a product like SafeChoice or Empower Boost as a supplement – you need to increase the calories they are taking in by feeding a high fat feed, or potentially just feeding more of the feed you already have. Thanks!

  2. Anonymous says:

    my horses weigh Around 1500 and 1000 i tried to caculate it but i came out with 300 and 200 how much should i feed them if they are both underweight and doing little to no excercize

  3. Anonymous says:

    @OrlicaSK Absolutely agreed…technically horses should be eating pretty much continuously just as they do in the wild where they graze. Key is to use hay bags and/or spread hay out rather than dropping a whole flake as this lengthens the time the horse is eating.

  4. Anonymous says:

    i think its 2x girth measurent and length from chest centre to end of buttocks maybe

  5. Anonymous says:

    I think he means height and length

  6. Anonymous says:

    I don’t get where he got the first numbers from.. Like when he said 84×84=(whatver he said)… Where did he get the 84 from!?