My mare will be arriving 4th November - yippee!
She will be kept stabled at night but will have 8-10 hours of grazing per day, on good pasture. The yard provides good quality hay at a fair price.
14.1 gypsy cob
12 years old
Has been kept out at grass and ridden lightly the past six months. No additional feed has been fed in this time.
Barefoot - nice feet
She's never been shod! Regular trims though.
So, she will be kept stabled for the first while until her quarantine is over and all her jabs are up to date. That will take about a month at most, but we may have snow by then
That would mean hay instead of grazing.
What I'm wanting to ask is what, if any, additional feed would she need? I will be doing light riding only. Should I keep her on a purely forage diet, or switch to a combination?
I've been researching various brands and I'm getting confused so any tips would be very welcome!
I'm looking at products such as Horsehage, Mollichaff, and Spillers Cool Mix. If I am way off base here then yell at me quickly!