Originally Posted by verona1016
Ration balancers are low calorie, they wouldn't help a horse gain weight unless they were having problems holding weight due to a nutritional deficiency. Alfalfa is a high calorie feed, so that's probably why that helped more.
I'm sorry, I didn't explain what I meant at all
While I was letting my mare gain weight, I put my other boys on Enrich 32 as well, who do not have any weight problems, to see if their demeanor, condition, overall appearance changed. There was slight improvement, but nothing drastic that would suggest they had a deficiency before. My mare did gain wight though.
I'm a nutritionist so I believe correct nutrition (NOT overnutrition) will cure anything, including weight, soundness and even temperament issues, for people and horses :)