How much can a pony eat? Filly Fun Fact

pony-grazingPonies can eat up to 1 percent of their body weight (in dry matter) in just three hours when out on certain pastures.  They can eat up to 5 percent over 24 hours.  This basically means that in theory, a small pony could be eating as many calories as a racing Thoroughbred!  And you thought your pony was just “big boned” LOL!

For more information on equine nutrition visit the Equine Studies Group at the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition.

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