I've done a lot of working student positions at a lot of different facilities and have also worked at a couple of barns. I am very intrigued in the different preferences of feeding choices, especially the addition of various supplements.
Have you found something that you believe does or does not work? What do you use? What have you used? Why do you feed what you do?? Thanks!!!
I'm currently experimenting with different things.....
My 10 yo Paint is receiving 3/4 scoop sweet feed, a half scoop of beet pulp, 2 capfuls of wheat germ oil, and 1.5 scoops Fat Cat (scoop given with supplements). Justin is a very very easy keeper! During hot weather, he does get a 1/2 scoop of electrolytes (he has a dehydration problem.).... vet recommended.
My 5 yo OTTB (who is having a hard time keeping weight on) is getting A LOT (haha) of food. 1 scoop Senior food (very digestible), 1 scoop sweet feed, 1.5 scoops beet pulp, 2 capfuls of wheat germ oil, and 3 scoops of Fat Cat. This is a very very hard horse to keep... He gets fed about 3x a day, but his afternoon lunch is a 1/2 and 1/2 of Senior and Sweet,
Any ways, these supplements are experimental. A good friend of mine who has been around horses a long time recommended Fat cat, so I'm giving it a whirl..... any experience with this supplement? Thanks.