Originally Posted by mayfieldk
She's not doing that much work--in all honesty, you don't need to get THAT in depth with feed information. Sometimes seeing whats in your hay and getting it analyzed and then going crazy over your feed--its not necessary, and I've seen way too many riders go crazy over feeds (which ends up to more colic episodes!)
A 10% or 12% pelleted horse feed will be fine. All you have to do is make sure that you feed the recommended amount on the back of the bag--if you don't, your horse won't get adequate nutrients. You won't need a complete feed, and she really doesn't need that much energy because she's not in any kind of heavy or moderate work. I recommend pelleted horse feed 100% of the time--when I went to the university of findlay, 299 horses out of 300 got the same pelleted feed, and they were all fat and healthy. (One ooooldie got sweet feed because he refused to eat anything else.)Sometimes, feeding really is that simple. ;)
Thanks Mayfield ... Yeah, I feel so overwhelmed by this.
Lol. I do do light work with her. I'll be riding her about twice a week and in the summer, a lot more than that.
I'm also looking at Purina's Horseman's Edge. It's a pelleted feed. Is that in the category you are talking about?
Also, another horse at my barn gets fed Tiz Whiz. Is this a good feed?