Calculate your ration
How to use the calculator
- Enter your horse or pony's bodyweight. If you need guidance on how to use a weightape, use our step by step guide
- Choose the product which you will be feeding your horse or pony with.
- Based on your chosen product. You will be asked at most two more questions. Choose the most relevant option and click calculate to view your results. This will be shown in kg and no of scoops.
The following table can be used as a guide to estimating your horse/ pony’s total daily feed requirements but regular body condition scoring is a useful and more practical way of assessing whether they may need to increase or decrease their daily intake.
|Total Daily Appetite (% bodyweight/ day)|
Pregnant mares (1-8 months)
Pregnant mares (9-11 months)
Forage should be the foundation of every horse/ pony’s diet and fed ad-lib (as much as they will eat) where ever possible. For good doers, total forage intake should not be restricted to less than 1.5% of bodyweight (DM) per day. Visit the FAQ’s for tips on how to feed forage.
|Height (hh)||Approximate weight (kg)||Minimum daily forage intake (kg/ day DM including grazing)|
Compound feeds (mixes and cubes) are formulated to provide a balanced diet when fed at the recommended ration in conjunction with suitable forage.
The following table can be used a guide to for calculating the level of feed required to provide a balanced diet for horses at rest or in light work.
|Height (hh)||Approximate weight (kg)||Recommended ration of compound feed (kg/ day)|
With the exception of SPILLERS GRO ‘N WIN®, all SPILLERS® Balancers are designed to be fed at a rate of 100g per 100kg of per day if fed alongside forage alone.
|Height (hh)||Approximate weight (kg)||SPILLERS® Balancer fed alongside forage only (g/ day)||SPILLERS® Balancer fed alongside compound feed (g/ day)*|
*As a guide we recommend feeding half the balancer if feeding half of the recommend ration of compound feed.
SPILLERS GRO ‘N WIN® Feeding Rates – Pregnant & Lactating Mares
|Height (hh)||Approximate weight (kg)||Pregnant (9-11 months)||Lactating (1-3 months)||Lactating (4-6 months)|
SPILLERS GRO ‘N WIN® Feeding Rates – Growing Horses
|Estimated adult bodyweight (kg)||3-6 months||6-18 months||18-24 months|
Horses are fed by weight not volume. As the density of feeds and forage varies considerably, we would always recommend them regularly. However the following table can be used as a guide.
|Approximate Weight||Approximate Weight Stubbs scoop (2.5l)|
|Section of hay (small rectangular bale)||2kg|
|Bale of hay (small rectangular bale)||20kg|
|Small bale of haylage||200kg|
|Large bale of haylage||25kg|
|Chopped Fibre (such as alfalfa/ alfalfa & straw without pellets)||300-400g|