Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
What Would You Suggest? (Feed)
I have a 9/10 year old quarter horse mix that is currently on 24/7 pasture board and is not currently being worked.
I'm going to be bringing her into work in the next month or so, mostly round-penning sessions at first to get her back into the swing of things since she's basically been a pasture pet for the last several years. I've been working exclusively on ground manners since I got her and once she's at the level I want her with that (and we're nearly there), we'll move into the round pen.
Just wondering what you'd personally suggest for feed. At the moment I've been letting her do her thing in the pasture (it's 40 acres and there's plenty of grazing) for the most part since she does well on the grass and there's been no health problems with her in the past. The horses get a hay feed in the evenings and they get plenty of apples and carrots and other fresh produce. (I always bring her some, and unfortunately a lot of people visit the pasture and bring carrots and apples to feed the horses. I really don't like that the field is accessible to people I don't know, but...) I also bring her out to graze on the more rich grass outside the pasture occasionally.
Like I said, never had a health problem related to feed, but if you were in my position, what would you do? Mostly my concern stems from me bringing her back into work, because like I said, there haven't been problems regarding feed.
Suggestions would be great!