Feeding the Haflinger
"Following is information reproduced in part with the permission of Haley Madden at HappyHaflingers.com which you check out using our Links page. There is a lot of good advice for the Haflinger or other horse owners as given the chance they like to eat".
Generally, Haflingers are easy keepers
This means limited hay and grazing, and little or no grain which are all good for your pocket book. Most Haflinger will need to stay on a controlled diet that is low in sugar and starch. This can be accomplished fairly easily, through the use of slow feeders, little grain and monitored grazing.
As you probably know, a horse’s grain should be determined by their workload as well as their dietary needs. (more...)
There is little in the world that Haflingers love more than fresh grass. (more...)
This is the most important feed concern for all your animals. You should always have clean fresh water available for your horse. This will aid in digestion, and help prevent compaction colic. Your horse will not take in enough water if he has to eat snow in the cold winter weather.
In an ideal world, horses would get all the nutrition they need from hay and grass. (more...)
Two flakes of hay per horse twice a day is often enough. (more...)
Feed Related health issues
Easy keepers, like some Haflingers and other native pony breeds, may be more prone to health issues if their diet is not properly managed. (more...)