I started another thread on 'horse talk' and was informed there that oats aren't the best feed for horses.
I know that there has been other threads on this (I found one when I googled the subject), and I'm not arguing with that.
What I am wondering is what is the best feed for horses? My gelding doesn't get any grain right now as he isn't worked very much and isn't too bad for condition in the winter.
As many of you know, I picked up a 4 year old filly, whom is out of a Paint stallion and crossed with a Morgan mare (almost sure on the Morgan part). She was a bit skinny when I got her. I didn't put her on any grain, but my sisters say that she is picking up weight on hay and grass. I've had her for around a month.
My major concern is that she is possibly bred for an October foal.
I am trying to get her preg checked, though it's a bit hard when I'm over 3 hours away and my family thinks it's a silly thing to do. It's not even costing them anything... grr!
I am trying to figure out what will be my best route to take for what grain to feed her. I will most likely be buying grains and mixing them myself as my parent's live pretty far out in the boonies and a ways from any feed stores. We have a neighbor that sells us some grain so I would have access to oats and barley.
What is your advice on feeds? Pre-foal? Post-foal?
Thank you in advance!