Feeding the Box Resting Horse this Winter

With snow set to fall in Scotland, northern England and north Wales tonight and through into Tuesday (get me, thinking I’m the weather girl; this is a sure fire way for it to be sunny with a mild breeze) I thought it would be a good idea to take a look in general as to how best to feed our horses and ponies when they are stuck on box rest… For those who are only confined on box rest for a couple of days, focussing on forage and reducing hard feed as necessary is the main priority whilst maintaining adequate water intake. This helps to keep your horse happy and content but also the digestive tract healthy. This time of year, most horses are on a predominantly hay/haylage diet as opposed to gr

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