Using a scheduled work plan we can make dietary changes in line with this work load. The aim is to produce a fit healthy horse with a fat score of 2.5- 3 out 5 that can then perform at an optimum level. This fat score applies to showjumpers, eventers, and dressage and show horses.
The aim is to muscle up and not fattened up. Knowing the actual daily work load for your horse enables you to choose a suitable feed for both fat score and activity level. As every horse is different in terms of how they carry weight and react to different situations, most compound horse feeds are now formulated for specific work load, such as light or medium work.