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Feeding Guide

Calculate your ration

How to use the calculator

  1. 1Enter your horse or pony's bodyweight. If you need guidance on how to use a weightape, use our step by step guide
  2. 2Choose the product which you will be feeding your horse or pony with.
  3. 3Based 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.

Feeding Guide Ration Calculator Please complete the fields below:

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The amount of feed your horse/Pony requires:

Competition Mix
Conditioning Cubes
Conditioning Fibre
Conditioning Mix
Cool Mix™
Cool Fibre
Gro N' Win® Stud Balancer
HAPPY HOOF® Molasses Free
HDF® Lay Off Cubes
HAPPY HOOF®
HDF® Lay Off Mix
HDF® Power Cubes
HDF® Power Mix
High Fibre Cubes
Horse & Pony Cubes
Lite + Lean Balancer
Meadow® Herb Mix
Original Multi Balancer
Pro Performance Balancer
Prep Mix
Racehorse Cubes
Racing Mix
Response® Instant Energy Mix
Response® Slow Release Energy Cubes
Response® Slow Release Energy Mix
Supple + Senior Balancer
Senior Conditioning Mix
Senior Fibre
Senior Maintenance Mix
Stud and Youngstock Mix
Stud Cubes
Youngstock Pellets
Meadow® Herb Treats 1kg
Meadow® Herb Treats 3.5kg
Spearmint Treats
Apple Treats
Meadow® Herb +Biotin Treats
Meadow Herb® + Glucosamine Treats
Daily Balancer
Alfalfa-Pro
Weight:
Scoops:

This recommendation is intended as a guide only and represents the quantity of feed required to provide a balanced diet according to horse/ pony’s ideal bodyweight. If your horse/pony is prone to any clinical conditions or maintains weight easily on less than the recommendation of feed please contact the Care-Line for more advice.

Contact the Careline
Contact the Careline

Contact our dedicated Care-Line on 01908 226626 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday for helpful nutritional advice, or email us using the link below.

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Further guidance

  • Total Daily Feed Intake

    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)
    Overweight 1.5
    Maintenance
    Pregnant mares (1-8 months)
    Light work
    2
    Medium work 2.25
    Underweight
    Heavy work
    Pregnant mares (9-11 months)
    Lactating mares
    Breeding stallions
    2.5
  • Forage

    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)
    10-11.3 150-200 2.5-3
    12-12.3 200-250 3-4
    13-13.3 300-350 4.5-5
    14-14.3 400-450 6-7
    15-15.3 500-550 7.5-8
  • Compound Feeds

    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)
    12-12.3 200-250 1-1.5
    13-13.3 300-350 2
    14-14.3 400-450 2.5-3
    15-15.3 500-550 3-3.5
    16-16.3 600-650 3.5-4
  • Balancer Feeding Rates

    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)*
    12-12.3 200-250 200 100
    13-13.3 300-350 300 200
    14-14.3 400-450 400 300
    15-15.3 500-550 500 400
    16-16.3 600-650 600 500

    *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)
    12-12.3 200-250 400g 600g 400g
    13-13.3 300-350 600g 900g 600g
    14-14.3 400-450 600g 1.2kg 800g
    15-15.3 500-550 1kg 1.5kg 1kg
    16-16.3 600-650 1.2kg 1.8kg 1.2kg

    SPILLERS GRO ‘N WIN® Feeding Rates – Growing Horses

    Estimated adult bodyweight (kg) 3-6 months 6-18 months 18-24 months
    200-250 200g 400g 200g
    300-350 300g 600g 300g
    400-450 400g 800g 400g
    500-550 500g 1kg 500g
    600-650 600g 1.2kg 600g
  • Weighing your Feed

    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
    Cubes 1.8-2.3
    Mix 1.5
    SPILLERS® Fibre 500-600g
    Chopped Fibre (such as alfalfa/ alfalfa & straw without pellets) 300-400g
    Molassed chaff 250g