We feed grain by cups and hay by pounds......go figure....
4 lbs of hay each spread between two meals is the standard maintenance amount for most of our minis not on pasture.
Our lactating mares or mares in their last trimester get between 2 up to SIX cups of grain twice a day each, depending on their individual needs.
It really is a personal judgement call.
Miniature Ventures -- Larry & Maryann Cerullo -- <a href="http://www.miniature...eventures.com/"
Breeding for the continuous improvement of the miniature horse AND miniature classic Arenosa Shetland in athletic ability and beauty. Relocated to beautiful Powell Butte, Oregon in 2005! Come visit!
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