Certified Organic Horse Feed - Opinions?
A bunch of people in my area have been raving about how fantastic this feed has been for them and how much they like it, so before I go ordering some I figured I'd get some outside opinions.
Here is the website: Genesis Certified Organic Horse Feed
The "organic" doesn't impress me as much as the "No Corn, No Molasses" does. Looks like a decent feed. Wheres PeggySue when ya need her?!
The mixture looks fine, but since it's labeled 'organic', it's going to cost you an arm and a leg.
If you want to try it, there certainly isn't anything in it that would harm your horse.
As far as calming a horse down and helping with weight gain, good old reliable beet pulp will do the same thing without the costly price tag.
I give my horses a pelleted alfalfa based feed, along with beet pulp. They're sleek, shiny, and laid back. Taking them off sugar has helped tremendously. I didn't need expensive, 'organic' feed to make that happen.
Cori, Blue Seal Trotter has no corn in it, and just enough molasses to bind the pellets together. I think you can accomplish the same thing without the designer label and price tag.
I have my BO 'looking into' Blue seal as the freakin Strategy that they switched to is working for 3/4 of the horses...helping with coat and attitude...the other 1/4 is climbing the walls. I know one feed isn't going to work for 16 horses...but she is confident that she can find something that is a compromise.
I seriously heart Blue Seal. Even their 'bad' feeds are better than most!
I like the no corn part of it ...
but looking at % and amounts to be fed you are gonna have to supplement with something for nutrition. Not sure of NSC of Peas though .. off to dig for that information.... I have honestly never seen it as horse feed ingredient
ok peas are not good for laminitis horses so that excludes them from my list of things I would feed ;) still searching for actual number though ..
HA found it
Research Summaries: Peas in Livestock Diets
Thanks Peggysue! It's nice getting some scientific information about it.
Maybe I'll look into a pelleted alfalfa based feed as Speed Racer suggested.
Thanks for the help guys!
hmm being in CA maybe look into Ag Brand Purina's Equalizer or All Phase (Pennifield I think), there is another one up there ... then just add your calories in the form of rice bran or alfalfa pellets.
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