Reaserch may have shown YOUR pasture lacking in vital vitamins or minerals but mine are just fine thank you.
Before you attempt to load your horse with something it may not need test the pasture. Just because a research result showed one thing under certain cercumstances does not mean it applies in areas with differend peramiters.
Suuuuuuuuure 32 % is reallly low. 32% is 32% just because you feed less of it does not alter the content. By your reasoning you are saying "lets not spread what I plan to have today in lets say in sugur in candies and other food and lets put it all in ONE cup and down it all at once so my poor kidneys get a hugh shock". |
Once again less quantity does NOT reduce the quality.
So, if you're giving your horse 20 lbs of 8% protein hay or pasture a day, then that horse is getting 1.6 lbs of protein.
If your horse is getting 1 lbs of 32% protein RB, then he's getting another 5 OUNCES of protein.
If your horse is getting 5 lbs of 12% protein sweet feed, then he's getting another 9-10 OUNCES of protein.
Which is the lower protein diet then? Why, the RB diet!!
Yes, high protein DIETS are not good for some horses. But the WHOLE DIET must be high in protein. Like if you were giving your horse 15 lbs a day of straight Alfalfa hay at 17% protein plus 6 lbs a day of a high performance grain/feed that was 16% protein, then yes, that would be bad. Your horse would be consuming about 3 1/2 lbs of protein a day.
However, if you're feeding 20 lbs of grass hay with 1 lb of a Ration Balancer, then your horse is only getting about 1 3/4 lbs of protein daily. That is quiet low.