I am new here, and came here with a question about my horses' feeding plan. I am new to growing horses and want to provide my growing filly the best nutrition.
Ginger is a 3 y/o 14.2hh quarter horse. Before I got her she was skinny and malnourished. After lots of groceries she is at an okay weight, but it fluctuates, which I don't like. I have had her for a year and it seems like I just pour the feed to her with little weight gain sometimes and other times she fattens up. My vet said it was the feed, and that I should switch to one with more fat than protien. She currently gets 4 quarts a day(split between two feedings) of a 50/50 mixture of a 14% feed and honey grain. She has 24/7 access to a good quality bermuda round bale and I let her out to graze on a bermuda/native grass pasture for 3-4 hours a day. This is because the drout last year killed all the grass off and it is just now growing back in, once it is nice and lush I will let her graze all day.
Anyway, I want to feed her something healthier, not just grain. I was thinking alfalfa pellets and a good mineral block? If you all owned her, what would you feed her? She is completely healthy, so there really isn't any restrictions. Just need advice and some ideas! Thanks!