What do YOU feed your horses?
I asked this a bit ago inside my hoof post, but I am sure I will get a lot more feedback asking it in its own post.
What do you feed your horses IF you do not feed grain or a sweetfeed mix?
Sweetfeeds are all I've ever know to be fed locally, and I've seen most do great with their weight and condition, but I have read many articles against them and saw many opinions here that mirror those articles, and since I am having issues with one gelding's hooves, I thought I would see what my options are for a pasture kept horse that needs some weight (not a great deal. You can see a pic of Happy in my barn photos) and is rarely ridden. Currently, he gets about 6 lbs of sweetfeed spread out in 3lbs each feeding, a few flakes of hay and 24/7 pasture with mineral block (which I am looking to get a tub from Tractor Supply of Equine minerals and try that instead of the block, though he does use the block). He has put weight on with this since I brought him here in April, but his hoof condition has gotten poor with cracking and overall dryness - though the other horses have great looking feet (all are on some amount of sweetfeed except the very poor rescue mare, and she is on a senior feed).
Thanks for feedback!
Last edited by deineria; 07-27-2009 at 09:18 PM.