Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Beautiful high desert of So. California
• Horses: 0
I feed my hard keeper TWH free choice bermuda grass hay with a small amount of alfalfa in there too. He eats around 30-35 lbs. a day. I also give him 4-5 lbs. sacate pellets (bermuda blend) and 3 lbs. of soy pellets per day, split into two feedings. He put on 100 lbs. in a few months and looks great now. Best of all, this diet does not make him hot. Giving him a senior feed did make him hot. It was all the sugar. I tried rice bran, senior feed and beet pulp, and didn't get nearly the weight gain I got giving the above diet. Most importantly, free choice hay will help a lot. Make sure he always has hay in front of him, and never runs out. Good luck!