All horses should be fed at least four times a day. Both on physiological and anatomical considerations, small, frequent, and regular feeding is desirable, and is certainly a more beneficial plan than giving larger quantities at longer intervals.
Where mixed food is used it is found to be a good plan to subdivide each feed into two portions.
Two-thirds of the feed should be given as the first portion, and after that has been entirely consumed, and a short interval has elapsed, the remaining portion should be given. By following this procedure it will be found that even greedy feeders proceed more leisurely with the second portion, and in doing so lessen the liability to gastric engorgement and secure more thorough digestion.