Textured vs Pelleted Feeds
I'm planning on changing my yearling's feed to Seminole Wellness Grow Right or Triple Crown Growth Formula. I noticed though that they are both textured feeds. He is on a pelleted feed right now that doesn't offer all of the nutrients a growing horse needs so we are needing to supplement. I always hear negative things about textured feeds but are they beneficial to young horses? Most of the quality feeds I have seen that are targeted towards growing horses are textured.
A lot of textured feeds are very sugary, which is why I think they have a bad rap.
I'm not familiar with Seminole, but TC Growth is not a high NSC feed, so I think it would be a good choice. I really like TC in general (my horse is on their 30% Supplement)
I started using semonile feeds on some of our horses a few months ago and was not impressed. All of our horses did much better on the all forage diet. I have never used the junior feeds but i do like sweet feeds much better than pellets. I have had better success using an all forage diet than anything though.
Triple Crown are becoming one of the best companies in recognizing that horses don't need an overload of starch and sugar - even growing horses - so they're a good one to go with.
I like their safe starch range (forage and pellets) that's molasses free but has a good protein and fat content plus a balance of vitamins and minerals
I don't know anything about Seminole but some of these textured feeds are like a solid block of molasses - even if you were competing or working a horse really hard they don't need all of that - sugar is just a quick energy fix and could put your youngster on the slippery road to laminitis and IRS
textured feed + free range chickens = no manure to pick up or for flys to breed in.
Wouldnt feed anything else
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