I live in a fairly suburban neighborhood. I recently got a new horse. After all the talk of RB's on this board, I was curious, what does it provide that a normal concentrated feed doesn't? Also, in an area not exactly over run with feed store choices, does TSC carry a RB?
Currently The Frog Man is being fed a crap load of free choice high quality (tested) hay. He is also eating the sprouts of grass where he can dig them out of the snow *laugh* As far as feed goes, he is currently being fed 3# Blue Seal Trotter and 1.5# soaked beet pulp shreds. He doesn't care for the beet pulp but I am pretty sure I am going to cut it out after this bag is gone anyways. While I was concerned that he may have been a hard keeper (he is thin right now) he has packed on the pounds in the past few days. I think the beet pulp will be redundant considering all the extra forage he is getting.
So, educate me.
What can I get at TSC (just about the only feed store in my area....the other is a mill and will mix you up the sweetest of sweetfeeds)
Why is it better than a concentrated feed?
What is the cost?
How does it affect the horse? Hot? Calm?
My horse will have a light work load...plugging me around on trails maybe twice a week. How many calories will he typically need?
Fire away nutritional people. I am clueless.