How to Feed Stallions when Breeding
Thursday 07 October 2010
Breeding stallions have special needs when it comes to nutrition during the breeding season. Stallion horses during this period will work harder and may not pay as much attention to horse feed as usual. This can cause them to lose weight, so it’s important to keep them well-fed and nourished.
• First, you should keep your stallions in areas alone so that you can monitor their horse feed intake. It is common for a stallion to refuse his feed, or eat less.
• If he has only been on pasture or hay, add some good quality horse feed to his diet.
• Horse supplements should be given, as well as minerals and salt. Mix the horse supplements in with the daily feed so that stallion horses get the right vitamins and nutrition.
• Keep your stallion away from mares when you are feeding him. He may not eat if the mares are too close by.
• Roughage in the form of top-quality hay or pasture grass should be available to the stallion all the time. This, combined with the horse supplements and feed, is sufficient for stallion horses.
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