Just to show you that I really am not starving Freedom, the picture above shows the three bags of grain used for each feeding.
It’s a little bit like Goldilocks: Freedom gets the Papa Bear sized serving; Zelda gets the Mama Bear serving; and Curly gets the Baby Bear portion.
Let’s look at the quantities.
- In Freedom’s bag is 3 quarts of Triple Crown senior (4680 calories), 1 pound of Purina Amplify (2000 calories), 1 quart of hay stretcher (about 1000 calories), and 1.5 pounds of alfalfa/timothy cubes (1350 calories). So his ration comes in at about 18,00 calories a day. Not to mention all the hay I can coax him to eat.
- In Zelda’s bag is 1.5 quarts of Triple Crown Senior (2340); 2 quarts of Hay stretcher (2000); and 2 cups of Amplify (~500). Her ration comes to about 9600 calories per day, although she eats more hay than Freedom.
- In Curly’s bag is 1.5 quarts of Triple Crown Senior (2340), so about 4680 calories per day. She also gets a lot of hay, although that quantity is controlled by Zelda, who eats more than half of what we put out.
What is in your horse’s feed bag?