Right now my TB's are in the pasture 24/7. They are brought in when it comes a thunderstorm and occasionallly spend the night in the stalls with a couple flakes of hay. The previous owner had them on half a 2 quart scoop of sweet feed a day, plus pasture and hay when stalled. I have continued what the previous owner was feeding but would prefer to switch them off the sweet feed. Indi is a easy keeper, where as Bella is bit harder to keep weight on her. Indi is very calm, sweet. Bella is sweet too but a bit fiesty. I am thinking all the sugar from the sweet feed is not so good for her. I want them on the best possible diet and would like to know what is the best diet to get them on. As far as working they don't do anything right now except come in every afternoon to get groomed. (it's their favorite time of day! Lol and mine too)
Once I get them moved to my property (building a stable, fence right now) then they will be rode several times a week, possibly everyday for at least an hour but won't ever be worked super hard. They also get farriers formula for their hooves which are chipped up and Indi has three hooves with cracks. Bella gets probiotics for her poo which is pudding like ( and looking much better everyday the Probios is working)
Would you feed them grain at all? What kind? Any other advice? What's the best diet for my TB's?