Originally Posted by jaydee
I don't buy anything with molasses in it.
DHwoman - we both grew up in the days before all the 'sweet feeds' came along and probably like me you fed oats & barley, grass pellets, straight chop and flaked maize (corn), sugar beet with no problems, it was actually only when my mare was fed a sweet feed mix for the first time that I experienced any problems with laminitis & IRS in one of my own horses
Poppy - great news on Lizzie, look forward to seeing some summer photos and hear of her progress
Exactly. Have you seen flaked corn anywhere here? I haven't.....
As I said, I'll go back to the good old days now. I used to feed soaked alfalfa pellets, a little wheat bran for the Ca:Ph ratio, oats for who could handle them, barley and flaked corn, 50 grams each soy and flax for the shine, a little oil and half servings of a vit/ min supplement, along with good grasshay. Everybody had his/ her ration and looked good. No metabolic problems ever. Horses were well fed, but not fat.
That time the only sweet feed available was "Reform Oats", rolled oats, wheat bran and lots of molasses, used only to get weight on a super hard keeper or to get sick horses to eat.