I have never paid much attention to horse nutritian before, have always assumed that all horse feeds on the market were good quality, but now I'm beginning to question that.
I will be changing barns soon, and would like to start buying my own feed. Right now he's being fed sweet feed, which doesn't really work for him, but he has to be fed what the BO buys. I am starting to think that every horse should be assessed individually to determin what type of feed would benefit them instead of feeding everyone the same thing. Does this make sense?
I would love any suggestions on what type of feed I should get him. Here is some info, let me know if you need any more.
He's a 3 yr old gelding- am not sure yet if he's an easy or hard keeper as I am still working on getting him up to a healthy weight after buying him. I don't think he's an easy keeper though.
He tends to get a little hot on the sweet feed he's currently on.
He's got rain rot now, which I was told may be due to some vitamin or mineral difficiency and his coat is raggy and dull.
He is only ridden lightly around 2-3 times a week.
He has never coliced, but does get a little gas occasionally.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.