11-18-2011, 05:06 PM
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I wouldn't personally feed copra. It can be problematic & it appears the processing is unregulated & rather... suss. Seems it's bacteria or such(from memory - haven't looked into it for some time) that grows during improper drying that is the major issue. If you do feed copra, it's important to feed it very little & often & yes, definitely with roughage. If I were using it I'd want to feed it over at least 3 small feeds daily.
Don't know what's in the 'horse & pony pellets' because there are so many different types. If they are predominently lucerne/grass hay, that's generally fine. If they are grain based or otherwise high starch/sugar, I'd consider whether they're really the best option, and I would definitely be feeding over at least 3 small meals daily.
I would also consider a good quality supplement, as horses diets are generally deficient/imbalanced in a range of nutrients.