Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
He's a growing youngster, so needs some extra calories. However, too much protein at a young age can cause health issues such as OCD. What you want is slow and steady weight gain, not a quick plumping up.
You also don't want a senior or even a complete feed, but something more legume based, like Blue Seal Trotter. Get him completely OFF sweet feed as it does nothing but put far too much sugar in his system.
Instead of a textured feed, I'd suggest a dry pellet instead. However, there's no reason other than you must have gotten a bad batch, that even the sweet feed should have gone moldy so quickly.
If you really want to use TSC's line of products, stay away from Producer's Pride. It's bottom of the barrel quality wise, although I have used their haystretcher in a pinch. If you have feed mills around you, you might even want to consider a custom mixed blend.
Forage is always the foundation of a healthy horse, so if he's out on grass that's a good start.
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