She's currently in a run in situation, so she has 24/7 access to turnout when she wants it but absolutely so chance of pasture. I'd love to move her to someplace with grass turnouts, but that's not in the cards right now. The reason I was asking about the Min A Vite is because I don't feed her the recommended amount of grain for her age (6 lbs a day??!! No way). I switched from the Ultium because I never really wanted it in the first place, I really liked the Sentinal because it's low starch and just seemed like a better feed. I got caught up when she showed up, the feed store was out of everything except Purina so I just grabbed a bag of the Ultium to tide me over until the Grow and Excel came in, then I switched her over. My main concern is she seems to have lost more weight since she got here. She gets about 1/2 of a bale of hay a day. The bales are first cut timothy / orchard mix. It's not fantastic hay but it's good for CT, we've had some bad hay crops the past couple of years.
I'm not so much concerned about putting weight on quickly, just putting the weight on period. I got nervous because she looks thinner. I went through the same situation with my gelding last year, he lost a lot of weight where I was boarding him. I moved him, he gets free choice hay and grass, one cup a day of Sentinal LS Performance, and 1/2 cup a day of flax and he is a WHALE. He only gets the grain so I have something to mix his supplements into. So now I have a fat gelding I'm trying to take weight off of, and a thin baby who needs to gain some.
Can I give her the flax anyway? I really like the flax for the omega 3's and would love to add some shine to her coat.
I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.