I currently feed my 2 tb mares 30lbs of orchard grass daily (spread out into 2 feedings), 5lbs of shredded beet pulp 2x's daily (fed soaked), and 1lb of stabilized rice bran pellets 2x's daily. I used to also feed oats but I removed those from their diet and I am going to start them on a ration balancer.
My first question, when I start them on their ration balancer should I continue feeding the rice bran along with it or should I remove it?
Do I need to introduce the ration balancer slowly, the way I would grain?
I have also read that feeding a ration balancer can sometimes improve a horse's "mood" or "attitude", has anyone experienced this?
Lastly, can anyone recommend me a brand of ration balancer?
Thank you all in advance! :)