Originally Posted by Poseidon
What is the point of feeding sweet feed to a foal so young? And free choice at that. IMO, a foal only needs access to quality hay, water, and minerals.
If you look at benson's post, the "status" thingy at the bottom says: "benson2008 is Looking for some tips on weight gain for mare and foal"
If the foal is getting nutrition from creep feeding, mom is using less of her energy feeding foal and can then gain some weight herself.