Correct ratio of roughage, concentrates, BASICs and BALANCERs
Instead of 1 kg of hay per 100 kg of body weight, it appears that horses need at least 1.5% of their body weight in DS (dry matter) in fiber/roughage to keep the body healthy and experience less stress. That is 2 kg of hay per 100 kg of body weight. They naturally eat even more. Other fiber-rich products such as alfalfa, roughage mixes, dried herbs, bran and soaked beet pulp also fall within this fiber requirement.
An increased need for ‘courage’, energy and protein can be supplemented with a maximum of 1 to 1.5 kg of sports muesli or chunks.