Some advice on nutrition?
So this is my first horse and I've recently changed coaches, so I'm not really yet comfortable with my new coach, although I was going to bring this up soon with her. But hey, I like hearing opinions.
My horse is a 6 year old Andie cross. Probably considered an easy-medium keeper. Maybe?
Anyways, he's around 1300lbs and at a good weight for where he is right now. But it just seems like I feed him sooooo much more hay then anyone else at my barn does! So I'm wondering if I need to cut down a little on the hay and introduce something else, like beet pulp?
Right now he's eating about 30lbs of timothy a day, plus a ration balancer pellet. Maintaining weight well right now, but his work is fairly easy, so it'll definitely change as we increase the intensity...
Just seems like a lot of hay to me? Is that right?