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Feed the Horse

Feed the HorseFor most of us it doesn’t seem a difficult and complicated task to feed the horse. Such things like general health, weight, age and level of activity determine how to feed a horse.

Digestive system

Horses have a very particular diet, because of their specific and delicate digestive system. Food in the mouth is mixed with saliva before swallowing. Then food goes to the stomach. Unlike humans, full horse’s stomach is very uncomfortable and dangerous for the animal. In the stomach food is combined with enzymes and acids. During the process of digesting gas and heat are generated as by-products. The produced heat is crucial to keep the animal warm during chilly weather.

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