I stick with brands that have fixed formula feeds. I stay away from the low cost brands such as Purina and Nutrena. Fixed formula feeds will be the exact same ... every bag is the same, contains the same. Low cost feeds will substitute items for lower cost items, therefore every bag can differ.
I also stay away from any feed with an NSC higher than 10-11%. High NSC diets cause ulsers, founder, laminitis, hindgut acidosis, IR, weight loss, excess energy (that causes training issues), etc. I want my horses as healthy as possible. I don't feed them junk. Currently my two are on 1lb each per day of a ration balancer called Buckeye Gro N Win and free choice hay. They are sassy, good weight and happy.
Brands that I have and or would feed are:
*RedmansFoxyChic*Starlites Chapparral*ICF Take a Chance On Me*Jay Bar D's Sunshine Jaybar
Last edited by OneFastHorse; 12-18-2012 at 01:50 AM.