Just wondering what people are feeding, why they are feeding it, and WHERE your horse is located. As a person who has lived in three states (Florida Tennessee and Illinois) I have seen three very different trends among horse people and how/what they feed. Just wanted to see if there was a correlation between location and food choices. I’m sure there is, to a degree, based on what’s available near you. As someone who was trained extensively in dog/cat nutrition, I want to expand my horizons on equine nutrition. Give a little blurb about your horse(s), where you’re at, what you feed & why, as well as any insight. I am not looking for general rules of feeding, I get that, but just want to start a friendly topic and learn what you all are feeding!!
Having an active hand in my horse’s boarding farm (I feed and turn out, do other work) I find it amazing how when new boarders come in and you ask what they’re eating, several just say “whatever you offer”… without wondering WHAT their horse is going to be fed.
5 year old “mutt” large pony Mare
1 pound Manna Pro Safe Performance Controlled Starch Formula
(2X a day)
1 flake of T&O (timothy and orchard hay mix)
(2X a day)
14 hours of turnout on grass between 5:30pm and 7:30am (not sure what the grass is~native grass to coastal west Florida.)
she gets 1 scoop of electrolytes AM, 1 scoop of MSM PM, and a 7 day round of sand clear once a month
Located in Florida, on the gulf coast in the Tampa Bay region.