A simple combination is equal parts of beet pulp and oats = 94 + 1 calcium equivalents and 9 + 41 phosphorus equivalents = 95:50 for a ratio of 1.9:1. Another is one part alfalfa and two parts oats = 147 + 2(1) calcium and 9 + 2(41) phosphorus = 149:91 for a ratio of 1.64:1.
Press on the top and sides of the sugar with a fork, packing it together into a square loaf about a half-inch thick. With a kitchen knife, score the sugar into 12 to 15 cubes. Bake for 1 hour. Let it cool, then break the sugar square into the pre-cut cubes.
Grains for Horses and Their Characteristics
Provide high quality alfalfa or grass roughage with a complementing grain to balance the horse’s diet. Feed by weight, not by volume. Always maintain at least half of the ration as roughage, such as hay or grass. Never feed moldy or dusty hay, grass or grain.
Apples and carrots are traditional favorites. You can safely offer your horse raisins, grapes, bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe or other melons, celery, pumpkin, and snow peas. Most horses will chew these treats before swallowing, but horses that gulp large pieces of a fruit or vegetable have a risk of choking.
Can horses eat peanut butter? Who doesn’t like a peanut butter sandwich, either with jelly, banana, tomato or on its own and horses are no exception at all. … Of course, if your horse has a nut allergy then you absolutely shouldn’t feed them peanut butter either.
Protein quality is exceptional because eggs have an ideal balance of amino acids. … As for horses, eggs have been and still are a common addition to the Irish and English racehorse diet (along with a Guinness stout), and I met a three-day event rider in the United States that fed raw eggs as well.
Feeding a healthy horse three or four sugar cubes is unlikely to cause a significant glucose spike; however, for a horse with uncontrolled IR, PSSM, or a laminitis history, feeding sugar cubes isn’t a risk worth taking. Skip the sugary treats, too, if your horse is overweight, especially if he has a cresty neck.
Sugar cubes: Perhaps the oldest treat of the horse world, sugar cubes are a great treat when fed sparingly. One sugar cube has about 4 grams of sugar (one teaspoon). Keep in mind that all feeds (except oil & water) have sugars and starches.
No matter what a horse is fed, moderation is the best advice. Horses evolved to eat dried grasses and forbs (plants other than grasses), not grains or peppermints; not apples, carrots, cookies, horse candies, sugar, trail mix,or Powerbars.