Advice: Purina Senior Feed 2x/week a good idea?
My mare is at a comfortable weight, and she has 24/7 free-choice hay available, but winter is coming, and she is a senior, and I wouldn't mind supplementing her intake with something a little extra. As per the advice of a friend, I bought a bag of beet pulp shreds. My usually not picky mare turned her nose up at them. Everyone else seemed interested, just not her.
It was then suggested that I invest in a bag of Purina Equine Senior Feed to give her occasionally. Alright, that I can do.
Here's the thing, she lives outside 24/7 and our board agreement does not include a daily feeding of grain. If she's going to get grain, I buy it, I feed it. I don't go out everyday. That's where I'm wondering if it's ok that she gets perhaps just under a pound of Senior Feed 2x a week. Won't that mess with her system? According to my friend, Equine Senior is so digestible, it shouldn't be a problem. It also has vitamins and minerals that free-choice won't give her, she says.
I know there are some really knowledgeable people on here who I'm sure can distinguish black from white for me.