05-23-2014, 05:21 PM
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I'd agree she's probably better off getting 5 lbs alfalfa pellets than 7 lbs of a 12% all stock feed. It's going to be higher protein with better quality amino acid profile, and lower NSC. I generally like to see a horse get a vitamin/mineral supplement as well, especially when they're not on fresh grass (since vitamins A & E and omega-3 fatty acids degrade especially quickly in hay), but if finances are tight you could probably forego that for now.