Looking for opinions on "hot" feeds. I've heard a lot of differing opinions on whether a feed can make a horse hot or not.
Reason I ask is because I've had my filly on a complete feed that has corn in it. I attached a pic of the nutrition info on her grain and included a list of ingredients below. The past few weeks she's been... good, but very reactive. And very distracted. She would pay attention to me, then to something else, back to me, etc. Today I went out and could not believe how mellow she was. I swear someone had swapped my horse out with another. When I groomed her in her stall, she didn't even try to go to her hay. She just let me love on her and groom her. After I worked her she put her head over the stall door and let me rub her for 5 mins. I'm telling you guys, this is not like her. She would always let me pet her for 10-15 seconds then turn around in her stall. Today she kept her attention on me. She was less ADHD.
And then it dawned on me that she had run out of feed Saturday AM, and has been given oats since. I asked the barn owner how long it takes for corn to get out of their system and she said between 12-24 hours. We discussed some options and came up with a solution. I trust her opinion because she has a lot of experience with feeds. I'm really excited because I wasn't getting the most of my filly and I know she wasn't as happy either. I feel like this will really help.
Anyone else have experiences like that?
Ingredients of her feed:
Grain products, plant protein products, processed grain byproducts, forage products, molasses products, soybean oil, calcium carbonate, salt, monocalcium phosphate, dicalcium phosphate, zinc sulfate, zinc proteinate, ferrous sulfate, iron proteinate, manganese sulfate, manganese proteinate, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, ethylenediamine dihydriodide, cobalt sulfate, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin k), choline chloride, d-calcium pantothenate, selenium yeast, brewer’s dried yeast, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, mineral oil, vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin supplement, biotin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, L-lysine, niacin supplement, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, natural and artificial feed flavors.