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It depends on his weight and how much work he does. A general rule is 1-1.5% of body weight in pounds – so, a 1000 lb horse should eat about 10 to 15 lbs of hay a day, and a 500 lb horse would be around 5 to 7.5 lbs.

This is just a guideline for healthy, unlimited access to grazing. If your pasture is not very good quality, you might want to provide some additional hay since the horse won’t get everything it needs from the diet.

If you are riding for pleasure, the answer varies depending on the horse’s breed, age, conformation, temperament, and level of training. However, most trainers will tell you that a mature horse should be ridden at least three times a week.

If you rarely do any work with your horse, he will not shed weight and may gain weight during the winter or put on stall rest. To combat this, make sure your paddock and pasture aren’t overgrazed, give him free-choice hay, and don’t leave his grain in his feeder all day.

You can also run him in an arena twice a week to help build up his fitness level. If he isn’t overweight, it makes riding easier (and faster!) for both of you.