Decidedly, the horse is the companion of all passions. Those of sport, nature, feat, speed but also beauty. Does not the animal play a central role in certain literary or pictorial works? He is also, sometimes, the companion of the story. This is the demonstration that brilliantly made Alain Guttmann, specialist of the Second Empire.
The diet of the horse in lack of state
When you are faced with a thin horse, once you have known the cause, it is necessary to set up a feeding program over several months for the horse to gain weight slowly but surely.
If there is a real teething problem, which leads your horse to no longer eat properly, all the art of feeding will revolve around the presentation of the food. Indeed, it will be necessary to ensure always as much fiber intake without being able to be helped by conventional hay. For this you will need to use more soluble fibers, in compacted form, which can be dissolved in water. There are cubes, corks or hay pellets that are easy to rehydrate, making it possible to make giant soups.
Stress problems / stomach ulcers
For stressed or ulcerated horses, the key to success lies in the quantity and quality of the proposed fiber. An ulcerous horse is in pain and as long as your hay is full of stalks that are too rigid, and this is enough to accentuate the pains and diminish the horse's natural appetite for hay, which he will eat less and less. Even if you feel like your horse is haying at will, make sure you eat it properly. If this is not the case, you must turn to hay with softer and more palatable fibers. A hay horse at will is less stressed because it constantly saliva (so it reduces the acidity of his stomach) and he is busy. For these horses, it is not recommended to provide a food too rich in starch. The standard of 50 gr of starch / 100 kg of horse weight / meal is the amount not to be exceeded on an ulcer horse.