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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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I am a 16 year old student from a college in sussex studying equine as part of my course i need to find out about hunters and what and when they requier certain thins so can some one please tell me how much feed a 16hh hunter (proffsinal) would requier in one day?

Where are you from? sussex

How did you locate this forum? just crusing the internet

Re: hunters

Hello Keeana,

Most of your horse's diet should come from hay and/or pasture. Then you would add an energy concentrate to provide additional calories. A complete ration would provide extra vitamins and minerals. Rations vary, so you can follow the directions according to your horse's weight and activity level.

All the best,

Dr. Getty