Carb-Guard Compared to Other Feeds?
Hey there guys and gals, quick question, I hope.
As some of you might know, I am getting my first horse tomorrow. I am trying to locate the same exact brand and type of grain that she is currently on. It's Blue Seal's Carb Guard. Sadly, after calling 15 some locations within a hour drive of me, no one carries this brand and type. Since the owner lives in another state, I assume its easier for her to access it then it is for me. Sadly, I don't have the means to drive all the way to New Jersey for grain and ordering it would pose a problem since she comes home tomorrow. I was comparing Triple Crown which has the same crude protein and the same crude fat content. But in Carb Guard the crude fiber is 25% and in Triple Crown the crude fiber is 18%. I was reading that too much crude fiber can cause major problems with colic. But if she goes on Triple Crown and I lower the crude fiber content by 7% is that going to cause major issues with her gut? My friend that I am boarding with currently feeds her horses Legends Show & Pleasure pelleted. But that only has 11% crude protein, 6% crude fat and 12% crude fiber.
My question is, since I cannot get my sweet little hands on some Carb-Guard what can I do from here? Would there be too many risks with Triple Crown or is there a grain with more of a likeness to Carb-Guard?