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How to Figure the Feed for a Horse or Mule

By on Feb 19, 2014 in Uncategorized |

HOW TO FIGURE WEIGHT OF HORSE OR MULE
Measurements
Girth Length x (times) Girth Length x (times) Body Length / (divided by) 330 = Body Weight
76 x 76 x 71 / 330 = 1243 lbs.

FEEDING RULE OF THUMB
2 % OF BODY WEIGHT / DAY 1200 LBS. X 2 % = 24 LBS / DAY
70 % HAY 30 % GRAIN / WORKING HORSE
80 % HAY 20 % GRAIN / NON WORKING HORSE

HORSE WEIGHT LBS OF FEED / DAY WORKING NON WORKING
1200 24 LBS 16.8 / 7.2 19.2 / 4.8
1100 22 LBS 15.5 / 6.5 17.6 / 4.4
1000 20 LBS 14 / 6 16 / 4
900 18 LBS 12.5 / 5.5 14.4 / 3.6

Body length (distance fromFront of chest to rear of horse)

Girth length (distance around horse or mule at the girth)