Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
If he's lived out for eight months, presumably he was out last winter?
Pasture + ad lib hay first off
Then add in a chaff like Hi Fi - up to half a scoop per meal to start off with
Sugar beet half a scoop (soaked)
Then if this isn't sufficient add horse nuts, or cool mix, or straights.
Really - it's so complicated due to the plethora of choice that if you are at a yard you are best off looking at what all the others are being fed, and asking what and how. This is the best way to learn.
As for introducing new feeds, you should introduce over a week on a gradual basis.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.