Her weight has really come down, especially with the addition of some exercise. I'd love to hear some of you folks feed regimines for horses in training, and competition.
I'm thinking about going to Nutrena's Complete 10 or XTN. Both have higher % of fats, and are lower on starchs. The Complete 10 is supposed to be balanced to supply the horse's minerals and electrolytes. I fed her safe choice for years, but the high molasses/ NSC's in that feed scared me off, and she was terribly obese at one point. The Safe Choice is supposed to be a safe feed, but I like the NSC's lower than that percentage.
She's been really moody the past two days, and the temps have dropped. She doesn't have that big fat layer, and I'm going to have to do some fast back peddling now that it is cold, we are working a few days a week, and the feed isn't keeping up with her body's demands. She looks really good, but I don't want her any thinner than this AT ALL.
So what are you feeding your working distance horses?
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