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Basic Horse Nutrition Requirements
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Basic Horse Nutrition Requirements

Horse nutrition is essentially all about feeding the horse with the most appropriate food to keep it at its best. Feeding horses is an essential part of caring for them, and knowing what to feed them depends on their current health, age, breed, weight, sex, and metabolism. Horses are herbivores, which means that their natural diet consists mainly of grass, but they can also eat hay or straw. The horse's digestive system is designed to extract the nutrients it needs from low-quality forage and grains, but horses should always have access to fresh water and should never be subjected to food deprivation; otherwise, they risk developing nutritional deficiencies and related health problems. Horses' nutrient requirements change over time, and understanding these changes (which may be s...