Originally Posted by dally2012
Also, If I was to stop the TC Complete I feel like a diet of her alfalfa and flaxseed/and or rice bran or whatever I choose isn't enough or a complete diet. Is there any other recommended grain?
Not grain IMO. Grain is not necessarily bad, but it is high starch, which horses don't deal easily with, so I'd personally choose a low starch, high fibre alternative if you feel the need to give her more. Re 'complete' diets, this is about nutritional content & balance & while TC is 'fortified' with a load of minerals, I'm willing to bet it's not a well balanced feed anyway. Have you also looked at how it balances considering what else you feed, because that's very relevant too.
Yes, alfalfa & ricebran & flax are not likely to give her a well balanced diet (tho alfalfa is very high in Ca so may balance the extra Phos in ricebran). It is likely the horse will need some kind of supplementation. Feedxl will help work out what exactly is best for your horse in her situation & diet.