Hi everyone! I wanted to pick everyone's brains about horse nutrition. I have been so dissatisfied with molasses and high starch feeds recently, that I took my horses off marketed feeds and put them on hay pellets, alfalfa pellets, flax seeds, and a commercial horse vitamin (they also get orchard grass hay throughout the day). I was amazed that my "hot" horses calmed down and still maintain proper weight.
I hear about people having horses with Insulin Resistance, Cushing's Disease, and other metabolic problems and can't help but look at what we are feeding. So, I wanted to open up a discussion about this matter. What are your favorite feeding programs? A lush pasture is our dream, but when that turns south, what do you do? What are dangerous issues you have faced with improper mineral ratios? I am excited to hear from you!