Join Date: May 2011
Location: In your closet.
I personally wouldnt feed it to any of my guys. Its high in starch, and when horses are fed on a high starch diet it has a tendency to cause laminitis or colic, and possibly a few other things. And it will make a hot horse. Corn also has about 25% more calories than say, sweet feed, and Mini horses have a tendency to get obese anyway. AND, about 99.9% of corn has mold on it, which is also very unhealthy for horses. I always avoid pet feed with corn as a major ingredient in it for all of my animals, and wouldnt recommend feeding it to any horse/pony. I know people who feed it to their horses, but if possible you would be best off with hay. Do you have any feed stores nearby? Any tack stores? And how cold does it get their? If you get lots of WET coldness, like snow, ice, or just freezing rain, I would invest in getting your guy a blanket. Oh, and whats his name? He is adorable :)
E v e r y horse is good for something. You dont throw a whole life away just cause he's banged up a little...