Feeding the Weanling, Updating Financial Information, and more...


News & Updates from the Thoroughbred Breed Development Program

Horse Health Tip of the Month: Feeding the Weanling

Few topics in equine nutrition stir more controversy than feeding the weanling. Many factors add to the confusion of providing nutrition at this critical stage of growth. For example, weanlings may have different commercial endpoints. Some will be shown in halter futurities where maximum growth and condition are required at a young age. Other weanlings will be prepared for sale, again requiring a “well-grown” individual. Still other weanlings will be kept on the farm to be used as replacement horses or future performance horses. These horses often have less pressure on them to look their best at a young age.

A general rule of thumb for feeding weanlings is one pound of fortified grain per 100 pounds of body weight, up to a maximum of six pounds per weanling per day.

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    ITOBA Sales

    The Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (ITOBA) is now accepting entries into their Fall Mixed Sale, to be held October 15 at Indiana Grand Race Course & Casino. Check our website to make sure your horse is registered with the program before entering the sale.

    Accepting Award Money This Year?

    If you have not received award money from the program in two years, or at all, don't forget you will need to (re)submit your financial paperwork. You can find more information on the website.

    New Site

    Updated Website

    If you haven't checked out the Commission's website lately, we invite you to take a look at our redesign! We're working to provide you with the best experience online, including tablet and smartphone views. http://www.in.gov/hrc/tb.htm

    Missed the Thoroughbred Advisory Committee meeting? Check our Facebook page for the video to see what was discussed!