As part of a craft project, I bought a 50lb bag of feed-grade flax seed from my feed guy. Well, I have probably 25-30 lbs of that darn stuff left over. My question is, in what form is it used to feed horses? Do you feed it as whole seed or should it be ground? For those that use flax in your feeding program, what amount do you feed and what are the advantages you see in using it? I just don't see me using up what is left over and it seems wasteful to just get rid of it if it is something Aero could benefit from (even if only for the time it takes to get rid of what we have).
Right now she receives:
Free choice hay
4 lbs alfalfa pellets
4 lbs beet pulp
1 lb rice bran
The alf, pulp and bran are split into two feedings.
We use milled flax for my son as part of his diet for a medical condition, but I don't think using feed grade for him would be such a great idea, lol.