Take this pop quiz on horse feed and see how you do.
1. Horses get energy from three different dietary sources, fats, protein
2. Factors to consider when deciding what and how much to feed your horse include his age, activity level and _____________ as well as the type and amount of forage
Answers: 1. carbohydrates, 2. body condition score
Body conditioning scoring is a system of evaluating body fat in relation to body muscles. The system assigns a number from 1 to 9 based on the deposition of fat on horses (to find out more, check out "What Body Condition Scores Mean" in the August 2006 issue of EQUUS).