How to Keep Calorie Management Under Control?
An average 550kg horse with a moderate workload needs approximately 26 500 Calories per day. This number varies enormously; this horse in light work needs 22 600 Calories daily, and if their workload is heavy, they need around 30 400 Calories per day.
Still, two horses of the same body-weight, workload, and the same calorie income may gain or lose weight differently. There are several reasons for that; individual body condition, metabolism, stress, and others.
It is, therefore, essential to keep track of your horse’s burned calories. After an exhausting training, you may want to supplement your horse with added feed. If your horse is on rest, you may want to consider lowering your feeding dose.
The EQUIMO app works with digestive energy levels, which is the energy the horse needs to cover their metabolism’s needs. Everything above this level is a consequence of a workout, and the numbers grow according to the workload. This is why it is vital to cover a horse’s whole day (there is a possibility to add unmeasured training) to estimate how many calories the horse needs in the feed form.
You can also see a long-term overview of your horse’s calorie management. EQUIMO is here to help you know if your feed dosages are right and to help you realize if you are overfeeding your horse or underfeeding on the contrary.
To be sure how much you are feeding your horse, write your feeding doses into your horse’s profile. You will be sure how many calories your horse consumes daily, and any change will not go unnoticed.
NOTE: In the calorie chart, the value of lines representing calories should not be anywhere near zero!Back to list