SUGGESTED EQUINE DIETS

Suggested Performance, Race & Endurance Horse Ration is based on 500kg horse (Daily/Per Horse).

Volumes are approximate. Each horse is treated as an individual. Meals should be divided at a minimum of two per day (AM and PM).

 

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PERFORMANCE HORSES

SHOW JUMPING, DRESSAGE, EVENTING

Performance Horse Training Goal:

Light Exercise:

  • Heart rate 50 – 100 beats/minute.
  • 1-3 hours per week: 20% walk, 40% trot, 40% canter.
  • Beginning training.

Moderate Exercise:

  • Heart rate 100 – 150 beats/minute.
  • 3-5 hours per week: 20% walk, 30% trot, 45% canter, 5% other skill work.
  • Includes beginning training.

Heavy Exercise:

  • Heart rate 150 – 210 beats/minute.
  • 4-5 hours per week: 20% walk, 20% trot, 45% canter, 15% gallop, other skill work.
  • Includes race training.
Performance horses Suggested Diet Ration CEN Nutrition

RACEHORSES

THOROUGHBREDS

Racehorse Training Goal:

Light Exercise:

  • Heart rate 50 – 100 beats/minute.
  • 1-3 hours per week: 20% walk, 40% trot, 40% canter.
  • Beginning training.

Moderate Exercise:

  • Heart rate 100 – 150 beats/minute.
  • 3-5 hours per week: 20% walk, 30% trot, 45% canter, 5% other skill work.
  • Includes beginning training.

Heavy Exercise:

  • Heart rate 150 – 210 beats/minute.
  • 4-5 hours per week: 20% walk, 20% trot, 45% canter, 15% gallop, other skill work.
  • Includes race training.
Suggested Diet Ration for Racehorses CEN Nutrition

ENDURANCE HORSES

Endurance Horse Training Goal:

Five full months to train. Training is composed of:

  • 5-6 days/week 1 hour per day of riding,
  • Three days of arena/dressage work, 
  • Three days of long slow distance trail riding at a walk, including hill work.

Below is what the final diet will look like for the entire day on racing day and during more intense training (4 to 5 hours) (divided into two meals, AM and PM).

Suggested Diet Ration for Endurance horses CEN Nutrition