03-17-2008, 08:39 PM
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YES!!! I have been feeding my 29 yr old blind appy K & K / Total Equine all winter. He has done amazing on it. I also give a bit of it to my other horses tho they do fine without it.
I feed Cheno 1 large coffee can(equals 3#) twice a day along with about 1/3rd can of alfalfa pellets. I wet it well so it is softened when he eats it. Lil bit soupy but not too. If not a tad soupy it gets sticky and hard for him to get out of the corners. He can still eat hay tho he is missing 4 teeth and has 4 others that are nearly worn all the way down. *dentist was just here a couple weeks ago*
Cheno was looking a tad ribby going into winter tho he had a round barrel(hay thing). I am quite happy with the product.. You also do not have to worry about them foundering on it, etc..
You switch them up differently than you do a hard feed, as this is really more a fiber feed. You stop feeding hard feed the day before you start this.. No problem because it's not a concentrate like oats, corn, etc. It can be a total feed if the horse cannot process/chew hay or graze etc.. I am so glad to have found it just as Cheno appeared to need something more. I used to feed beet pulp and would continue with that if this was not an option.