I too have a 2200 pound Percheron. My vet has told me that my guy needs to eat 2% of his body weight, per day, to maintain where he is. So for him that's 44 pounds of intake per day. Of course most of this is hay, about 30-35 pounds per day is hay (one bale per day), and the balance is grain.
I feed a pelleted, 16% Blue Seal grain and he gets the following supplements: Biotin, Selenium & E, flax seed and glucosamine/chondroitin (he grew so big, so fast the vet recommended it). He also has free access to a mineral block.
Thanks PercheronMom....My mare is an older mare, extremely easy keeper and I'm thinking a little overweight. I have been in a battle with her hooves since I got her a year and a half ago. We just moved to a new area, new farrier....and he says we are on track to getting her right trim/shoe wise.
So, now diet. I thought I had it covered, but I'm mistaken apparently. I don't want to grain due to her weight. I've just started riding her again, due to her lameness from her feet...soles are extremely thin, hoof wall issues etc. She now has shoes and is so much more comfortable. It's like night and day. So, we are walking and trotting, doing transitions, getting her back into the swing of things.
After looking at the Nutrena again, it is possible for her to get a heftier helping for her correct weight. I sent the company an email to be sure too. However, she is still lacking the Iodine, Sodium, B1 and Folic Acid. The Nutrena doesn't address those...so how do I add those things to her diet?