Welcome to the Trickle Net Forage Feeding calculator. Fill in the boxes to calculate how much forage your horse requires and find out if you could save money. You can also access a wealth of information about laminitis prevention, weight management and nutrition.
Current Horse's Weight (kg)
Input your horse's current weight in Kilograms (kg)
Ideal Horse's Weight (kg)
See chart for guidance
Input your horse's ideal weight. See horse weight chart for guidance.
Are you feeding for weightloss, maintenance or weight gain?
Select your feeding goal
How much forage you currently feed per day (kg)
Input how much forage you currently feed in a 24 hour period
What is the dry matter content percentage of your forage? (Leave at 100% to calculate on 'as fed' basis)
Input the dry matter content percentage of your forage. Leave at 100% to calculate on an 'as fed' basis. This means calculating on 100% weight of forage without subtracting moisture content.
Dry Matter Content: %
How many hours turnout does your horse have per day?
If your horse has no access to grazing leave at 0.
Input how many hours your horse has access to grazing per day. If your horse has no access to grazing leave at 0
Is the grazing poor, average or lush?
Select if the grazing is poor, average or lush.
Forage cost can only be calculated for hay (Not haylage)
Do you buy hay in standard small or large round bales?
Select whether you buy your hay in small or large round bales. We assume that an average UK small bale weighs 22kg and an average UK round bale weighs 300kg
Please note that the results displayed by this tool may not be 100% accurate, correct and/or complete and that they are intended solely for general information and education purposes. This tool should NOT be considered as a substitute for any professional nutritional service or advice. You should speak to a Vet or Nutritionist for appropriate and specific information about any health and nutritional questions you have regarding your horse.
This calculator should be used as a guide only. It is important to consider every horse on an individual basis. There are many variables that dictate dietary requirements and this calculator does not tailor results to individual horses..
The calculation works to a diet of 100% forage and does not factor in any bucket feeds.
Trickle Net Equine Innovations Ltd is in no way liable for any actions which might be taken by users of this calculator.