horse ownership, nutrition, traditional feeds
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Feeding a horse is probably the largest cost of horse ownership. The nutrition the horse needs and the availability (therefore, price) of the feed must be carefully balanced. Many options are available. Traditional feeds for horses typically are grass or alfalfa hay, corn, oats, and/or a molasses-based sweet feed of some type. Some years, good quality forage may be too expensive or unavailable. In other cases, you may want to cut costs or better utilize more readily available feeds. Following is a guide to the safety and efficacy of feeds not traditionally fed to horses.
Kruse, Koyla, "Alternative Feeds for Horses" (2003). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 63.