Just like us, horses’ dietary requirements depend on their age, size, health status, and level of activity. However, a rule of thumb is that a horse should consume about 2% of its body weight in fodder each day, meaning a 1000-pound horse would eat about 20 pounds of food.
The frequency of riding a horse should be determined based on its health, age, fitness level, and the intensity of the rides. For a healthy, adult horse, a regimen of 4-5 days a week is often beneficial, providing a good balance of exercise and rest. Always remember, though, every horse is an individual and what works for one may not work for another.