I am new to endurance, just tinkering with LDs and hoping to move up to a 50 this fall... and diet isn't as big a factor for LDs, but I suspect it can be for a 50, so I need to do some more research.
In the summer I usually just feed a ration balancer, plus some flax seed for extra omega 3s (and supplements if needed for that horse). I have used Triple Crown 30% protein, but I only feed 1 lb/day, so it is actually LESS total protein intake than a full serving of a low protein grain. Thoughts?
Do any endurance horses do well on a small amount of ration balancer, or do they need a full grain meal? Mine stay fat on pasture in the summer, so I have never wanted to feed more grain that time of year.
I should add that I DO add in beet pulp before/during a ride, and they always have access to either grass hay or pasture, so plenty of fiber.
Last edited by TheOtherHorse; 03-23-2013 at 08:30 AM.