Don´t feed your horse ´meals´.
If you want a truly healthy horse you will leave your treasured steed with forage available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
A horse is designed to eat 16/18 hours a day. Unlike humans, they are producing acids and enzymes to digest food constantly, therefore, when they spend more than 4 hours without food passing through their intestines, those acids can begin to form ulcers. In the wild a horse spends approximately 75% of it´s time eating, whilst in captivity only 20%. So what does it do the rest of the time? Well, often it develops vices, out of shear boredom. That is just a couple of the reasons why, here, at Espíritu del Viento the horses have ad-lib hay. That is, hay available 24/7 in slow-feeders. Your horse can enjoy this level of livery and therefore this level of health at our yard. We can´t provide year-round grazing here in southern Spain, but this is the next best thing.
If you´d like to learn more about equine nutrition the Whole Horse Protocol courses teach you so much more.