Originally Posted by Super Nova
Your horse is not considered a weanling at 12 months of age. Weanlings are 4 to 6 months.....maybe 8 months. At 12 months your horse is considered a yearling and as such his needs are quite different.
A weanling requires 14.5% protein where as a yearling only requires 12.5%
A weanling requires 2.5 - 3.5% of his body weight in feed; a yearling requires only 2.0 - 3.0
Super Nova--not sure who you are referring to.
The "grain" I am currently looking at is Triple Crown Growth & Triple Crown Senior, which just happen to be almost identical. I talked with a rep about the two and their differences and mainly the Senior has a little less vit/min but still enough for the requirements of a weanling. I have talked with a few people who feed the Senior to all of their horses because its such a good feed for any age, and I like that it is beet pulp & rice bran based. Plus it only has 11% NSC compared to many other grains I looked at with 16+%