Take this pop quiz on horse feed and see how you do.
1. Horses get energy from three different dietary sources, fats, proteinand _____________.
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 forageavailable.
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).