The right path to successful horse farming and feeding
Various factors must be borne in mind and balanced against each other in
order to meet horses' needs. Alongside the very social nature of horses,
nutritional physiology plays a decisive role. Intensive meadow management is
essential to reflect this, as horses are steppe-dwelling animals and therefore
plant-eaters. Grass-rich mixed meadows containing a wide variety of species
ensure a balanced
diet. Grazing and hay-producing areas must be checked regularly in this respect.
It is important to examine the species composition (proportions) and any gaps in cover.
However, the success of partial or complete resowing with high-quality seed mixtures depends in large part on technical factors. Fertiliser application, management and horse population density must be appropriate for the intensity of use.