My new mare is a little underweight right now and I want to do everything I can to help her gain weight. She is currently on 24 hour turn out on good pasture. Is there any kind of grain that would be a good option to give her the stuff that grass doesn't?
My guy is on 24/7 pasture as well :) Plus a round bale that he can stuff his face in at any given time - and he's a hard keeper. I have him on 5lbs of feed, twice a day.
He gets 3lbs of Purina Senior * I love this stuff, because you can give it to a wide variety of different age of horse, while giving all the needed necessaries in diet* and he gets 2lbs of Ultium *I also love this because it is rice bran and beat pulp based*
You can get Purina Senior at any TSC, for about $15.00 a bag.
There are quite a few underweight horses at the barn who are much younger than Nelson, who are on full pasture that are being fed Purina Senior - it's a great complete feed that I would highly recommend to anyone. The horses who were put on it, filled out beautifully, and their coats gleam.