After experimenting with different brands and types of feed and supplements over the years, we like the KISS...........Keep It Simple, Stupid! method of feeding.
We use the Progressive Grass Balancer along with the 1/2 inch alfalfa pellets about half and half for all the horses along with grass hay and pasture. Our older 25-year old mare gets six cups of this mixture daily, the weanlings get 1 cup, and the adults (depending upon body condition) get 1-2 cups daily. All have a mineral block, always fresh water available, and they are all extremely healthy. We've never had a case of colic, and both young and old thrive and do well.
Hi Pam, it's Jen here! How are you? How was the fair, is it over yet?All our show horses including the shetlands, miniatures and weanlings are on the Complete Advantage and mix of sweet feed mix and have never had a problem with bellies coming, Some of the show horses get also the soaked beet pulp included with the feedings also. I guess it depends on the conditioning program as well as the feeding program being used. Most of the show horses get fed three times a day since we do travel just about every other weekend to keep weight on with the heat and stress. We make our own hay here and the horses have and limited pasture as well and we also feed ground flax and black oiled sunflower seeds. Its just whatever combination you would prefer to use in your feeding program and what works best with your horses.