I've been thinking about looking into supplements for all my guys.
I'll go horse by horse as they all have different needs.
Vega- 5 year old app mare. HyPP N/H. She gets a pelleted feed, unsure on the brand, I want to say either a Legends pelleted food or Purina Hills pelleted. I will find out which one it is today. I believe she gets 2 quarts 2x a day. She has access to grass and right now gets hay 2x a day. In a few weeks, my BO is putting a round bale back out there and she'll have free access to the round bale (and therefore not getting hay at her meals)
She has great feet, and a nice shiny, healthy coat. Would she need a supplement? If so, which one would you suggest?
Gem- 9 year old app gelding. He has gained about 50-75 pounds since we moved him (he was slightly underweight). I would still like to see more fat on him, but I like my horses on the chunky side. He gets 2 quarts of 10% sweet feed 2x a day. He is also out on grass pasture and gets hay 2x a day, and will be getting a round bale soon. His hair is coarser feeling than Vega's, but it's still shiny. Since it's coarse, does it mean it's not healthy? He does get a join supplement because he does have arthritis. He gets that once a day. He has front shoes and bare in the back. I would like to get him on a supplement, but I don't know what kind. Any suggestions?
Montana- 15 year old qh gelding. He was fat when I got him and has lost some weight. He is also on 2 quarts of 10% sweet feed, and gets the same amount of hay as Gem and Vega. He came to me getting 2 quarts of 10% sweet feed and 2 quarts of senior feed 2x a day. My BO and I talked it over and decided to nix the senior feed since he was going to be getting roughage. I am waiting for my farrier to call to set up an appointment, so I cannot say how good his feet are, but he is currently barefoot. I would really like to get him on a supplement because a. He's older and b. I feel he could benefit from it. Any ideas?
Thanks so much!