For barrel horses, it's best to make sure you have super high quality hay or very good grazing. If you want to add feed you can play around and see what works best for your horse. I personally feed different feeds.. My main mare gets Nutrena SafeChoice and Purina Omolene 200. My other mare gets Nutrena Strategy and SafeChoice, and my gelding gets SafeChoice. It all depends on that individual horse's needs.
Nutrena has a new feed coming out that I'm dying to try. I love their SafeChoice and swear by it, Now they are coming out with SafeChoice Perform..I would just research a few different feeds, talk to your vet and feed store about your horse and what they think would be best to try with your horse. Don't worry about just trying to stick with one because it sounds good, just because it's an expensive feed doesn't mean that it will be best for your horse. Just remember to go slow when weaning your horse onto and off of different feeds, you don't want a colic case.
Also, stay away from sweet feed. That stuff is junk and has no nutritional value to it.. My idea of sweet feed is the nasty little sticky pellet.... Not an all grain feed or textured feed like the Omolene line.
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