I'm sure that many people are in the same boat as myself, here in Missouri we have had a horrible drought this year making hay extremely hard to find and very expensive. At this point we are still trying to buy hay, but at this point will not make it through winter feeding our normal amounts of hay, we are looking to drastically stretch our hay. The below feeding plan is one that I am looking to start feeding some of our hard keepers and I would love any thoughts or ideas anyone may have.
OK for a 1,000 lbs. Horse that needs to put a bit of weight on, I am looking to feed 15 lbs. A day in roughage. 10 lbs. In hay, and 5 lbs. In beat pulp (which I have read each pound of BP is equivalent to 1.5 lbs. Of hay). Also feeding a horse feed made by our local mill that includes oats, a bit of corn, alfalfa, and soy oil, 3-4 lbs. A day.