Thanks. My local feed store doesn't sell Nutrena. They sell Shawnee Mills feeds. They recommended one called "paddock" for pregnant/nursing mares. Don't know a whole lot about it other than it's a 14% protein and the girl that recommended it feeds it to her broodmares all the time.
I prefer not to grain my horses - haven't had a lot of luck with it recently - no matter how much sweet feed/oats/corn I added to their diet, they lost weight and got hyper. Decided to stick to the alfalfa pellets and soaked beet pulp. The horses settled back down and started gaining weight again.
I'm going to watch the mare and see how she does adding the "Paddock" to her feed. She sure seems to like it for some reason. I didn't see any molasses in the ingredients, but she's such a chow hound that may not mean anything...
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