Horses are expensive. Now that we have the obvious out of the way, let’s get down to business. What are some of the ways you can save money on equine feed while still giving your horse the nutrition he or she needs? Horses can consume over 3% of their bodyweight per day in feed and forage. For a 500 kg horse, which we will be our reference throughout, that’s 15 kg (33 lbs)/day. At 35 cents a kilogram for hay, forage alone would cost over $150 per month. As they say, 'there is no such thing as a free horse'.
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