Best feed for a young horse?

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    02-25-2012, 12:04 PM
Best feed for a young horse?

What is the best feed, that's a reasonable price, to feed to my ten month old? Sweet feed is the thing around here but I know its not good for them. My feed store only carries Nutrena, no Purina. Input soon would be nice because I'm heading to the feed store today, thanks! :)
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    02-25-2012, 12:52 PM
Sorry for the scattered post lol! Mom was telling me to hurry up and clean.

But anyway, we decided we are going to drive to town today so I can get purina if I want...what are feeds that are good for him?
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    02-25-2012, 01:01 PM
We feed beet pulp pelets, soaked, whole oats and ground flax. Have for 10 years, all our babies have grown at a good rate, no health issues.
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    02-25-2012, 01:08 PM
I like patriot junior. Its limited starch and much cheaper than mare and foal. 16%. We pay 13.99 a bag for it.
    02-25-2012, 01:15 PM
I had him on a mix of sweet feed and beet pulp, then whole oats and beet pulp but I had someone tell me beet pulp is too rich? Hmm..

What is everyones thoughts on these?

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    02-26-2012, 02:31 AM
Pasture/hay & a good nutritional supplement. IMO best to avoid high starch, grain based feeds & 'rich' stuff that will grow him up too fat or too fast, which can lead to IR, DOD & such.
    02-26-2012, 02:39 AM
I forget the brand name, but it was in a green bag. We fed the foals Mare & Foal. But I don't quite remember how old the foals were when they stopped feeding the mare&foal. But I'm pretty sure when they were yearlings and older we were still feeding them half pellets and half mare&foal.

Do your feed stores have any off brand feeds?
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    02-26-2012, 09:32 AM
I know that pasture and hay is best for him but right now good quality hay, or any hay for that matter, is difficult to find. Our pasture is improving with the rain we are getting but its still not much. I went to the store yesterday and bought the Equine Junior...and lubylol I'm not sure about the kinds or brands we have had.
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    02-26-2012, 07:56 PM
OK, so chaff - mixed OK but pref not straight alfalfa, soy hulls, etc are other options for bulk/fibre if hay/pasture is not good enough, but it's important he gets a fair bit of roughage, not just concentrates. Feeding little & often is also very important, especially if there's no pasture/hay in between to keep his system going.
    02-26-2012, 09:10 PM
Okay, I was feeding pleanty of hay even with the complete feed I just wanted the complete feed to help make up for the low quality hay
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