Originally Posted by Boomer11
Thanks for the replies everyone! The senior feeds I've seen available at our feed store are Purina Senior Equine and Nutrena Life Design Senior, is one better than the other? With the beet pulp how much do I feed and do I need to soak it? I've also looked into mineral supplements but they are so many and I'm not sure what he needs. If I put him on a senior feed should he still get the mineral supplements?
He is on a regular worming schedule.
I can only speak for the Nutrena. If you go to my album "critters", there are before and after pics of my mare Snipper. One month difference with free choice oat-alfalfa hay and 3 lbs of the Nutrena feed. As long as you don't go below the minimum suggested amount to feed you shouldn't need to give any extra vitamins/minerals.
Senior feed in general is good for putting weight on a horse regardless of age.
In fact now she is on alfalfa pellets, ricebran, omega horseshine and a mineral/vitamin supplement and does fine with just that. But for getting here there the senior feed was the best thing.