Originally Posted by Wheatermay
I've never blanketed mine either, b/c of the sweating. But I am definitely cutting the grain/corn mix. I think if anything I'll only feed after rides (as a treat for being goog horses!) and that will be STRAIGHT grain! They are definitely easy keepers! Young and healthy! And actually pretty fat right now!
Yeah, a handful as a treat is unlikely to hurt anyone, unless they're already IR or Cushings or such, just like lollies & junk food for us. Generally fine occasionally, it's when we eat this stuff regularly it can become a problem. Just remember corn is very high NSC & also more difficult for horses to digest than other grain so I'd avoid that, even as a treat. Carrots are surprisingly low NSC(considering how sweet they taste), so a pretty healthy treat.