I’m not familiar with Triumph, but when I bought my boy he was getting small amounts of an “average” sweet feed. He test rode ok and had an ok attitude, but he also lived on a huge farm in a large herd on acres and acres of land where he was in the middle of the pack.
When I first brought him home he had to stay at a friend‘s horse farm until I could find a suitable companion for him at my place. She also fed him a tiny amount (per my request, as she is really free with the feed) of an average sweet feed and he turned into a real jerk!
Reactive, pushy, and all kinds of things that made me think I had bought the wrong horse.
As soon as I learned about Rbs I switched him and the change was huge!
That, along with some minor ground manner training, and I wouldn‘t trade him for the world!
I can guarantee you though... despite the ground work, if I put him back on any type of grain based feed, he will turn back into a jerk.
He is just one of those horses who should not have grain, and since he is a RMH (who are known for being air ferns) I only feed the RB to balance his forage based diet. And, I love
only having to but one bag of feed every three months.
Because I can be a bit particular (not really the word I have in mind, but you get the idea
) I did a FeedXL analysis on several RBs as well as Nutrena's Safechoice pellets, which I like as a regular "feed."
All the RBs I was considering scored perfectly with the other things I give my horse.
I would encourage you to give a RB a try. If you don’t like the results you don’t have to keep feeding it.