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Miniature Horse & Pony


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Purina® Miniature Horse and Pony horse feed is specifically formulated to meet the unique needs of miniature horses and ponies who tend to be more metabolically efficient than large horses, but still require the nutrition necessary for growth, gestation, lactation, breeding and competition.

Features & Benefits

Added Beet Pulp

Provides an excellent source of fermentable fiber for slow release energy

Concentrate Feed

Designed to be fed with hay or pasture

Controlled Sugar and Starch

May help reduce the risk of adverse health effects caused by the management error of overfeeding

Highly Digestible Ingredients

Provide nutrient density and support proper digestion

Highly Palatable

Premium formulation made with the highest-quality ingredients

High-Quality Protein

With a desirable amino acid profile to support strong muscle growth, shiny coat and healthy hooves

Nutritionally Balanced

Provides 100% of the required nutrients for mini horses and ponies when fed as directed so no additional supplements are necessary

Based on “Nutrient Requirements of Horses Sixth Revised Edition–2007” published by the National Research Council

Purina® Amplify® High-Fat Nugget

A proprietary blend of vegetable oils, flax seed and rice bran for an optimal fatty acid profile to support strong immune function


Nutrient Min / Max Amount
Crude Protein MIN 13.50 %
Lysine MIN 0.80 %
Crude Fat MIN 4.50 %
Crude Fiber MAX 18.00 %
Calcium (Ca) MIN 0.80 %
Calcium (Ca) MAX 1.30 %
Phosphorus (P) MIN 0.65 %
Copper (Cu )MIN 75.00 PPM
Zinc (Zn) MIN 270.00 PPM
Vitamin A MIN 6000 IU/LB
Vitamin E MIN 125 IU/LB
Selenium (Se )MIN 0.60 PPM
Starch MAX 11.00 %
Sugars MAX 7.00 %
Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) MAX 39.00 %
Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF) MAX 23.00 %

Feeding Directions

Feeding directions with hay or pasture. Start with the amounts given for the weight and lifestyle of the horse. After observing the horse for a period of time, the amount fed may be increased or decreased by 10% to obtain the desired body condition and weight. 
Lifestyle 100 200 300 400 500 600 700
Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture (lbs/day)* 1.2 2.4 3.6 4.8 6.0 7.2 8.4
  Miniature Horse and Pony Feed (lbs/day)**
Maintenance 0.4 0.9 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.6 3.0
Light Work 0.7 1.3 2.0 2.6 3.3 4.0 4.6
Moderate Work 0.9 1.8 2.7 3.6 4.5 5.4 6.4
Early Gestation (first 250 days) 0.4 0.9 1.3 1.7 2.1 2.8 3.2
Late Gestation (last 90 days) 0.7 1.4 2.0 2.7 3.4 4.1 4.7
Lactation (when fed separately)*** 1.5 3.0 4.4 5.9 7.4 8.9 10.4
Breeding Stallion 0.8 1.6 2.4 3.1 3.9 4.7 5.5
Weaned Foal              
Weight of Horse in Pounds 50 100 150 200 250 300 350
Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture (lbs/day)* 0.6 1.2 1.8 2.4 3.0 3.6 4.2
Miniature Horse and Pony Feed (lbs/day)** 0.6 1.1 1.7 2.3 2.8 3.4 4.0
Weight of Horse in Pounds 75 150 225 300 375 450 525
Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture (lbs/day)* 0.9 1.8 2.7 3.6 4.5 5.4 6.3
Miniature Horse and Pony Feed (lbs/day)** 0.8 1.6 2.3 3.1 3.9 4.7 5.4
Weight of Horse in Pounds 85 175 250 350 425 525 600
Minimum Hay or Equivalent Pasture (lbs/day)* 1.0 2.1 3.0 4.2 5.1 6.3 7.2
Miniature Horse and Pony Feed (lbs/day)** 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.7 3.5 4.1 4.8

*This is the recommended minimum amount of hay to be fed. If feeding more hay, reduce the feeding rate of Miniature Horse and Pony feed by 0.5 pound for every pound of additional hay feed. Example: Using the chart above, if feeding 7 pounds instead of 6 pounds of hay to a 500-pound light working pony, reduce Miniature Horse and Pony feed offered by 0.5 pound from 3.3 to 2.8 pounds per day.

**Do not feed less than 0.3 pound per 100 pounds of body weight per day. Example: A 200-pound miniature horse has two 100-pound increments (200 divided by 100 = 2). So for this horse, do not feed less than 0.6 pound per day (2 x 0.3 = 0.6 pound per day). If your horse gains too much weight at that minimum feeding rate, then you should replace Miniature Horse and Pony feed with Enrich Plus®ration balancing feed or WellSolve W/C® horse feed.

***If foal and mare are fed together, increase amount offered by 0.25 pound per month of age (of the foal) per day for miniature horses, and 0.5 pound per month of age (of the foal) per day for ponies. 
Best Results
  • Feeding rates will vary with size, age, temperament, health status, forage quality, climate and activity level. Feed at regular times - at least twice daily with three daily feedings preferred. Let horses feed in a natural position from troughs with large bottoms, placed at normal head height or lower. Do not feed free-choice. Prevent the rapid eating by the horse of any feedstuff.
  • Reduce and/or delay feeding a horse which is hot, excited or showing pain, has fever or diarrhea. Consult your veterinarian if any problems arise.
  • Always feed a minimum of 1.0 to 1.2 lbs per 100 lbs of body weight of good quality, clean hay or the equivalent in pasture.
  • Any feed changes should be made gradually over a period of 7 to 10 days. Changes in the rate of feeding should not exceed 1.0 lb per day for each horse.
  • Have plenty of clean, fresh water available at all times. Provide your horse with access to salt. Maintain an effective control program for internal parasites. Have the horse's teeth examined annually and consult your veterinarian on a regular basis. 
Changing To
  • Make the feed change gradually over a period of 7 to 10 days.
  • Mix the new feed with the old, gradually increasing the amount of the new feed while decreasing an equal amount of the old.
Store in a dry, well-ventilated area protected from rodents and insects. Do not feed moldy or insect-infested feed to animals as it may cause illness, performance loss or death. 

50 Pound Bag 

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