04-27-2012, 04:20 AM
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'General horse pellets' are probably not nutritionally balanced - & even if they are, you need to feed the recommended amount - and they may have grain, molasses & such in them. Especially if they're grain based or otherwise high starch, it's important that you feed them over a few feeds a day rather than just once. Therefore I'd be analysing exactly what they are & whether you need to feed them.
Nutritional supps can be herbal, powdered form or pelleted as 'ration balancers'. If you're already feeding chaff, adding a good quality(you do tend to get what you pay for) powdered supp to that may be best & mos economical, or you could just feed a pelleted form by hand. The better quality ones are very low dose & can be just a single handful daily to give your horse all he needs. Feedxl.com is a great resource for working out exactly what your horse, with her conditions & her situation needs.