I'm just curious, and maybe this isn't the right place to post, so I'm sorry if it's not. =\ I don't want a debate about what's wrong and right and what any particular person SHOULD be doing, I just want to see what's out there, and learn something new.
My horse Ricci was getting 2 flakes of alfalfa in the morning and 2 more at night during the winter, along with 2 scoops [about half of a coffee can sized scoop] of beet pulp and two scoops of timothy pellets. As it gets nicer, and the grass grows and she spends more time outside, I drop a flake in the morning and then a flake at night and switch her to grass or timothy hay. I also take her off the beet pulp [usually when I run out] and put her on alfalfa pellets. And then as it starts getting colder I move her back up to the 3 then 4 flakes a day and switch her back to alfalfa hay and timothy pellets. I just recently started her on a joint supplement and a hoof supplement. She's an easy keeper, but my pastures don't get that bad so I continue to ride about the same amount I do in the summer.
Now that I have Gracie, the 8 month old, her and Ricci share a big flake or flake and a half of grass in the morning, graze all day, and when Gracie comes in for the night, she gets a flake to herself, a scoop of beet pulp and a scoop of alfalfa.
Now if there's anything that you find is good to give to growing horses, or anything that helps them along, I'd love to hear about it. Also, if anyone knows what a certain feed is supposed to do for a horse, I'd love to hear that as well. I pretty much only know that beet pulp helps keep weight on, alfalfa makes her "hotter" horses, and I run on the rule that they should get both grass and alfalfa but I have no factual evidence that it's necessary, just what I heard from a friend.
Now tell me, what does YOUR horse get every day?