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  1. #1
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    Default Opinions, please, on this organic horse feed

    I'm back in the market for horse feed, as the supplier of my Triple Crown is further away than I care to drive this winter.

    I was searching through all of the available local stuff, and came across this one:

    http://www.ranch-way.com/products/or...-soy-horse-mix

    I've always wondered about the organic feeds and would welcome any comments.

    This one is whole oats/alfalfa/peas/flaxseed based.

    TIA.
    Nothing with horses is ever easy or cheap. And if it is, you're doing it wrong. They always rip out part of your soul when they leave. I guess that's how they find us later.



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    I know very little but it seems a bit weird that green peas and molasses are so high on the ingredient list. I wonder what the NSC is for the grain? It also SUPER low fat (< 4%) which could mean you would have to supplement for all but the easiest keeper.



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    I've got an email pending regarding the NSC.
    Nothing with horses is ever easy or cheap. And if it is, you're doing it wrong. They always rip out part of your soul when they leave. I guess that's how they find us later.



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    I like the ingredients ... the whole oats are great and have been shown to be beneficial in helping to control blood sugar; peas provide protein; the alfalfa is organic. The molasses -- well, that's the only drawback for me unless it were Blackstrap molasses which is full of nutrients but not very sweet and then it wouldn't bother me. I like the added yeast, aspergillus, lactobacillus, etc. to aid in gut flora and digestion. Looks like a good feed to me as far as processed feed goes. If I fed processed and could get something like this in my area I would be more comfortable with this than anything else out there in the mkt.
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    And now I've got an e=mail pending about the molasses!
    Nothing with horses is ever easy or cheap. And if it is, you're doing it wrong. They always rip out part of your soul when they leave. I guess that's how they find us later.



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    This looks like a very well thought out product -- more natural than most and probably has a little bit of molasses that doesn't bother me at all. All good. You can always add some rice bran to up the fat if you want to. I would go with this in a heart beat.



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    Looks like their version of Genesis which is molasses-free.

    Genesis has been discussed on various forums.



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