horse food

What’s on the B Test syllabus?

  • Know the rules of watering and feeding, and their reasons.
  • Know why water is important to the horse.
  • Recognise a variety of forage and nutrients, how to prepare and use them.
  • Know what is meant by a balanced diet
  • Know how much to feed, and how that weight might be split into bulk / forage and hard feed / concentrates.
  • Know what effect the different types of feed will have on condition and behaviour.
  • Understand the issues may affect a horse’s diet.
  • Recognise the signs of poor condition and know a variety of causes.

1. Watch:

Be prepared to discuss what you feed your horse and why

2. Task:

Weigh your feed so you know how much you feed and what your scoop is equivalent to for different feed types.

3. Discuss

  • Know the rules of watering and feeding, and their reasons.
  • Know why water is important to the horse.
  • Recognise a variety of forage and nutrients, how to prepare and use them.
  • Explain what is meant by a balanced diet
  • Be able to discuss the total weight of feed in a day for a selection of horses and ponies, and how that weight might be split into bulk / forage and hard feed / concentrates.
  • Be able to discuss what effect the different types of feed will have on condition and behaviour.
  • Be able to explain what issues may affect a horse’s diet.

4. Join the Zoom on Friday

The 6pm link is : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89417640933

The 7pm link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86271423070

 

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