TIPP is just a supplement. The grain I feed is Blue Seal Demand (high fat/low starch/ high protein)... My geldings are both under 2 years so they get the extra protein. Beet Pulp is sold by a lot of different brands and is mostly Fiber so it lasts longer in the hind gut and helps them put weight on.
I always feed/have fed beet pulp. I ended up feeding everybody and took his away so he had to wait. He decided it was worth eating if everybody else was enjoying it so there's a fix to the beet pulp problem.
Still looking into grains I can start him on. So far I've made a list to go over and research pros and cons of each.
Sammy and Lestat had their first putting together today. They didn't even squeal at each other. Lestat sniffed at Sammy and Sammy did a pogo hop kick thing and walked away. Since I don't want them getting attached since sammy is a clingy clingy horse I figure they can have their day time together while I'm there and night times apart. Posted via Mobile Device
I feed purina strategy because it's safe and effective due to the high roughage content, That and its a complete feed; apparently it can also be fed as an entire supplement to grass roughage? ( I though was weird) and I add a few pumps of rice bran oil which helps coat, skin, & hooves due to the omega 3 & 6... I also do bran mash with electrolyte powder, salt, & water during the summer to prevent over heating approx 2-3x/week (which I mix with purina strategy) ... I always weigh my feed on a scale and I add a half scoop of biotin supplement for her hooves because she's a draft breed which my grandpa always feed our carriage draft horses while I was growing up because of how flakey their feet get in the real dry which from my understanding is a sulfer (vitamin b) based supplement which horses can get naturally from grazing but because my filly doesn't have adequate grazing I feed it to stregthen her horn and prevent cracking which it has done mgically... my boyfriend who knows squat about horses commented the other day about "why does every horse here have broken feet" (cracked portions of hooves) which I explained to him that without adequate nutrients from feed and ppropriate ground (IE mud areas for horses to stand in which moisturizes hooves... not saturated ground) they get sand cracks and flaking
all tht being said she doesn't get anywhere near what purina says she SHOULD for her weight but that's because I monitor her (rib check) and she's very well feed for lack of a better word for a horse of her age.
I'm sure you already know all of this >.< but I wanted to add my two cents and see if anyone can see anything wrong with my regieme/thinking