How to measure your grain

Learning Horses Archive on May 3, 2007, 21:28

In my short time as a horse owner I have seen a number of ways to give horse grain. There is the 'coffee can' method, measure out 1/2 or 1/3 or an entire coffee can, the 'handfuls' method and the guesstimate method.

In reality none of these are as effective as weighing your grain. Every grain will weigh differently and it is imperative to weigh your grain prior to feeding. Two pounds of oats is not the same as two pounds of senior.

That said, once it is weighed you can figure out what that volume translates to in terms of your coffee can, but don't forget to weight it first