Sweet Feed questions
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Sweet Feed questions

This is a discussion on Sweet Feed questions within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Another name for sweetfeed
  • Tractor supply sweet mix horse feed

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-10-2011, 11:23 PM
  #1
Weanling
Sweet Feed questions

I can remember when I was about 8 and got a pony for xmas and I remember the smell of the sweet feed and loved it lol. Well now I am about to purchase an 8 yr old paint gelding and they were feeding him pellets. I know I can mix the pellets with sweet feed then transition him over to full sweet feed but my question is what percentage of sweet feed do I need to consider? I will more than likely get from tractor supply company but have heard that certain percentages of sweet feed will have the horse too hyper. So being that I will have him in the stable yard for about 2-4 wks, hand grazing him some and feeding hay till I get the pasture complete, what would be a good advisable sweet feed percentage to go with? Just going to be a pleasure riding horse for me and my family that's all
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    07-10-2011, 11:31 PM
  #2
Trained
I wouldn't go with sweet feed. It's basically horse candy. There are so many other better options out there than sweet feed.
     
    07-10-2011, 11:34 PM
  #3
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by NdAppy    
I wouldn't go with sweet feed. It's basically horse candy. There are so many other better options out there than sweet feed.
give me some so I can google them and get more info on them
     
    07-10-2011, 11:39 PM
  #4
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by NdAppy    
I wouldn't go with sweet feed. It's basically horse candy. There are so many other better options out there than sweet feed.
also, what if I got the pellets or another feed, and sweet feed and just mix them all the time I feed?
     
    07-10-2011, 11:39 PM
  #5
Trained
Horse Feed - Triple Crown Horse Feeds For High Quality Horse Nutrition

Purina Horse Feeds - HOME

Nutrena: Products - Horses



Just a few brands. I will wait on the feed experts to weigh with better advice.
     
    07-10-2011, 11:41 PM
  #6
Trained
Do you know what type of feed the old owner was feeding? If not, find out.

ETA and by type I mean brand.
     
    07-10-2011, 11:42 PM
  #7
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by NdAppy    
Horse Feed - Triple Crown Horse Feeds For High Quality Horse Nutrition

Purina Horse Feeds - HOME

Nutrena: Products - Horses



Just a few brands. I will wait on the feed experts to weigh with better advice.
more than likely I will get from tractor supply since I heard their's are cheaper. I will also be getting 2 50 lb bags at a time. Going to their site now to see what they have, but I still need to know about them
     
    07-10-2011, 11:44 PM
  #8
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by NdAppy    
Do you know what type of feed the old owner was feeding? If not, find out.

ETA and by type I mean brand.
not sure but will find out. I know it is pellets though. He said he can give me enough for a few days to mix with whatever I switch to
     
    07-10-2011, 11:45 PM
  #9
Trained
What we suggest for feed depends on a lot of factors. Hay quality and amount, pasture time, current condition of the horse, etc.

By the way, TSC isn't always cheaper. My local feed deal is cheaper than TSC is.
     
    07-10-2011, 11:47 PM
  #10
Showing
Agreed with ND, sweet feed is not the best choice, especially for an occasional pleasure horse.

Truthfully, most horses do wonderfully on nothing more than some kind of hay. Mine are fed either grass, grass/alfalfa mix, or straight alfalfa and all of them stay slick, shiny, and healthy. If baled hay is hard to come by in your area then some form of hay pellets are a good option. You can get pellets of alfalfa, timothy, and orchard grass in my area plus combinations of them. You would need to check with your local feed store to see what they carry.

Also, horses need roughage to maintain a healthy gut, that means some kind of long stem fiber in the form of grasses or hays. If you don't have any, beet pulp is a good option to use as a replacer.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pellets to sweet feed-what would you do? franknbeans Horse Nutrition 14 10-24-2010 12:38 PM
Sweet feed = horrible? kmdstar Horse Health 39 01-15-2010 10:47 AM
What exactly is sweet feed? travlingypsy Horse Health 9 02-11-2009 03:04 PM
what do you think of sweet feed? Jubilee Rose Horse Health 22 10-11-2008 04:54 PM
Sweet Feed missy06 Horse Health 19 10-05-2008 08:21 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0