May 30 Feeding and Watering Stabled Ponies and Ponies at Grass Are you ready? Fill in your details below and take the quiz to see how much you have remembered. Your final question will ask you what you are going to feed your Welsh pony. 1. Do ponies on grass need help with water and feed? Ponies on grass do not need any help with water or feed. Ponies on grass need help with fresh water supplies and sometimes with feed.2. Should stabled ponies eat grass when out in the field? Try and stop her! No, a stabled horse will get all it's feeding needs provided by its oner in the stable. Yes, as they are 'trickle' feeders and should eat small amounts often3. When your pony is in the field, what is the best way to make sure they have water? Dig a pond Have a bucket in the field that collects rain water Have a trough connected to a hose for fresh clean water4. How big is a horse's stomach? It depends, you can measure it with a tape measure 25 litres A rugby ball5. Why do we weigh feed? Feed is expensive so we should use it sparingly. To make sure all the horses in the stables receive a fair amount of feed Horses should be fed by weight and not volume according to their own body weight and the amount of work.6. Why should we make changes to a horse's feeding regime slowly? Little microbes in your horse’s stomach need time to adjust to changes in feed You cannot ride your horse after you have changed it's feed. Horses are creatures of habit and will not appreciate a change to feeds7. Why should you feed your pony at the same time every day? Your horse will not come in from the field if it's feed is not waiting for him You will be late for work if you change to feeding time of your horse Horses are creatures of habit and love routine – this one is more to keep your pony happy Your horse will become very ill if you feed it at a different time8. When feeding cereal based feeds should you wait after feeding before you exercise your pony? Yes No9. If you are feeding your horse hay or other fibre foods so you need to wait after feeding before you can exercise? Yes No10. What is the most essential feed for maintaining good digestive health? Forage Conditioning feed Balancer11. Should you feed your pony the same amount every day? Yes, they are creatures of habit No, feed according to work done Give them extra if you want extra horsey cuddles12. Which feed is rich in carbohydrates, protein and is good for horses who are in heavy work or who are underweight? Chaff Grass Beet13. What is another name for single types of feed like cereals such as oats, barley and bran. These types of feed are normally a super source of energy and should be fed along with other feeds. Great if your pony is in heavier work. Straights Beets Chaff14. What feed is chopped up forage (hay, straw, grass), and sometimes has molasses added. Chaff Beet Balancer15. What feed is a super source of fibre for horses, and is often used to bulk up feed to encourage horses to chew? Chaff Beet Straights16. What can you give to help your horse gain muscle instead of fat! These can come in cubes or coarse mixes. Balancer Conditioning feed Chaff17. What high in nutrients, low calorie feed can benefit a horse in little or no work? Beet Straights Balancer18. What is forage? Natural fibres such as grass in the field Ingredients that have been squashed down into a pellet shape Cereals such as oats, barley and bran.19. Which feed is likely to come in either cubes and coarse mix? Conditioning Feed Chaff Forage20. Your 10 year old Welsh pony lives in the stable through the night, and is in the field through the day. She is in light work, and is a little bit underweight. Which of these 3 choices would you feed him based on what you have learned 1.5% forage, oats, balancer 3% forage, conditioning feed, chaff, sugarbeet 2% forage, chaff, coarse mix, barley, chocolateTime is Up!