Mine does well on good quality coastal hay and 8 lbs Nutrena Safechoice and 1 lb rice bran with flax. I have used TC Complete in the past, he doesn't like TC Senior. He is worked pretty hard 5 days a week. I would use straight oil instead of rice bran but the barn won't feed that.
Mine gets too hot with alfalfa and also got hot with Ultium.
I do think the quality of hay makes a big difference so when you switch barns you need to take that into account when comparing feeds.
My friend's Ottb mare is a true easy keeper. She looks like a QH, or, in the winter, a Thelwell pony. She gets some BS Sport + oats mix every day but I'm sure she'd do just fine on hay and a vit mix alone. Lucky owner!
Mine, not so much (to say the least), picky eater and prone to ulcers, but she is in good weight on the following diet:
- 2 qts TC Senior /whole oats mix in the morning
- 3 qts of the same mix at night
- free choice good quality hay all day long.
So what do you guys feed if yours doesn't like beetpulp?? I feed all of mine a combo of either soaked Speedibeet or Fibrebeet along with Progressive Nutritions Pro Advantage Grass Diet Balancer and Envision Classic...my new girl is off the track for about a month now..,I started her on Triple Crown Senior, and gradually added in a 1lb of Pro Adv and Envision which she's eating but not with much gusto-also takes her a long time to finish....I've tried adding in some soaked speedi or Fibrebeet -which makes her take even longer to finish...and she ends up usually walking away and leaving it-so I stopped adding the bp for now....I have her on Succeed and Canadian Omeprazole , along with Ulcer aide which has helped tremendously...Dentist next week, and checking a fecal too
I would gladly try regular alfalfa pellets or hay stretcher or even regular bp but she doesn't seem crazy about anything soaked ...maybe it tastes better than the speedi or Fibrebeet ...I'm kind of scared of feeding them dry...had one choke before
Maybe she just isn't crazy about TC Senior??im thinking of trying TC Complete or possibly Pennfields Fibergized to see if she eats those with more gusto?!?anybody have better luck with either of those palatability wise?anybody have ones that don't seem to like bp? She gets all the 2nd cutting Timothy/orchard mix she wants -I've also tried giving her the Lucerne Farms Alfa Supreme chopped dengie hay-not really crazy about that either