Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southcentral Kansas
If your horses have 24/7 access to good pasture there is no need to supplement with any other feed. If you ride a lot then you may need to add something like the Alfalfa pellets or Beet pulp etc. I use a mix of both in small scoops to add things like MSM etc. It also keeps the "don't need anything" horses from being cranky when the old horse gets his large ration cuz his teeth are going.
Basically, I'd take them off the hard feed. If you have feed to use up go ahead and feed them a reduced amount(half ration or less) til you use it up. Then feed a cup or so of Alfalfa pellets, dampened just enough to allow the supplements to stick. See how they do. Some horses on full pasture will get too fat so you may have to take them off for part of the day/night and give them a flake or 2 of hay. Grass can be high in sugar and that can be very harmful to some horses.