Concentrate feeds

Overview
Husbandry topics are items that help the horse owner manage the horses in their care. There are a lot more topics to add, but these will get you started with the basics.
Tip
These photos have captions to express any thoughts I have on the picture. The idea here is for YOU to get ideas, so grab a cup of coffee, darken the room, grab a pen and paper to write notes, and sit back and enjoy. I have more shots and I’ll add them later as I have time.

Click on any picture to see it in full size with the captions. Please enjoy and add any questions or comments below.

Please log in to see the pictures and additional content of this topic.

Discussion:

Grain did not exist everywhere until President Eisenhower in 1950 established the Interstate Road system and feed stores started to spring up everywhere. Now there seems to be several feed stores in every town and a hundred choices of grain.

So why has grain become popular? What is its’ purpose? Is it the primary feed for horses or should it be considered a supplement? This video discusses these questions.

Back to Topics

Comments 1

  1. I live on the west coast of Fl. I have been feeding free choice orchard/alfalfa mixed hay since I acquired my horse, April 1, 2017, along with 1 1/2 pounds of a mixture of alfalfa and timothy pellets per day. I just purchased a pail of Progressive Nutrition’s Top Line Extreme. The label says to add it slowly to the feed. I have done this and my horse will not touch her pellets if there is any of the Top Line Extreme in with them. Is there anything I can do to make this more tasty for her? This supplement cost me about $150 and I hate to not have her eat it! Also, should I be adding some kind of vitamin/mineral supplement to her diet? Thank you for your help.
    Martha

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.