Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
I'm not a fan of graining youngsters if it can be avoided. I am a simple-ist when it comes to feeding my horses, even my growing ones, and I prefer all they can eat of good quality hay. If you need something with a bit more nutrition, a good alfalfa pellet can provide plenty of protein and other nutrients needed by a growing baby.
I also like to provide free choice loose mineral or, at the very least, a free choice mineral block. If your particular area is especially low in some minerals, you might need to get a mineral balanced for your specific area.
But, whatever you decide to feed, I would just avoid anything with molasses or sugars in it.
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