1. Your horse will drink…
A) 1 gallon of water daily.
B) 5-10 gallons of water daily.
C) 5 gallons of water weekly.
2. How much hay does the average horse eat?
A) About 12-15 pounds per day.
B) About 10 pounds per week.
C) Horses don’t need hay, they just like it.
HOW’D YOU DO? (Answers below)
1. B is correct. The average horse will intake 5-10 gallons of water daily, depending on the level of work they are doing. Water is essential to maintaining a horse’s health and they should have access to fresh water at all times.
2. A is correct. An average 1,000-pound horse usually needs about 12-15 pounds of hay her day. The exact amount of hay needed to maintain a healthy horse is dependent on their weight, climate, and other food sources.
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