Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
At the moment 2 of my ponies are on alfabeet, which is a mixture of sugarbeet and alfalfa cubes.
For one pony it is used as a hay replacer as said pony has no teeth left so he cant chew hay. It is what my vet reccomended as a hay replacement!
My young pony is getting alfabeet and youngstock mix. he is just as calm and placid as he was when I bought him, he just has a bit more condition on him now
My all get fed preprepared mixes like veteran conditioning mix, pasture mix, leisure mix, youngstock mix and race horse mix depending on thier needs. All of them look brilliant, non of them have any problems. I do think it depends on what you have available near you. Round here it is preprepared mixes or cubes. it is extremely difficult to get hold of straights.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT