Feed question- what grain to feed a young horse?

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  1. Zypheir's Ring

    Zypheir's Ring Senior Member+

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    I have a coming two year old (in may) and I'm not sure what grain I should feed her as she is growing. Right now she is on hay, pasture, has a mineral block, beet pulp w/ selenium/vitamin E (our area is deficient in selenium), 1 cup vegetable oil. She is keeping her weight nicely but I'd like to feed her something more for nutrition. She is being weaned off the beet pulp as she is getting chubby and it isn't really doing anything for her in the sense of nutrition.

    What would you feed a young growing horse?

    Here are the brands I have access to.
    Nutrena
    Purina
    Triple-crown
    Equis
     






  2. redhorseridge

    redhorseridge Senior Member+

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    You could try a ration balancer...
     
  3. PeggySue

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    let me google Equis
     
  4. PeggySue

    PeggySue Senior Member+

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    I am not finding a website do they have one???
     
  5. JBandRio

    JBandRio Senior Member+

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    Good thinking :)

    Well, it DOES have nutritional value, but it's not offering anything you don't already have, other than additional calcium.

    Given all those, not knowing what Equis is, in a heartbeat I'd go with the Triple Crown 30% ration balancer. Replace the beet pulp with that, drop the oil, and see how she does from there. If she likes the bp, and loses too much weight, add that back, or some alfalfa pellets (or a mix). That's simple, nutritious, low sugar, healthy :)
     
  6. Zypheir's Ring

    Zypheir's Ring Senior Member+

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    Thank you for your help :) Why drop the oil though? I'll see if my feed store carries all of triple crown products and if they have that. If not they can order some in.
     
  7. Callie's Mom

    Callie's Mom Senior Member+

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    I don't know what is best but I just wanted to comment that I think Equus feed is spelled with Equus nor Equis that's why PeggySue couldn't find it. I only know because we needed a lactating mare feed for Izzy and the local feed store we happened to go to only had Equus brand.
     
  8. Zypheir's Ring

    Zypheir's Ring Senior Member+

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    No, I have a pamphlet from the feed store. There is "Equus" but the stuff I'm talking about is "Equis". Thank you though :)
     
  9. PeggySue

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    do they have a website? I can't find anything on it at all ...
     
  10. Zypheir's Ring

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    Ok so here is from the pamphlet. Equis is a brand of CHS. CHS website is www.chsinc.com. Equis website is www.equisfeed.com (link doesn't work).

    Products and information (I listed them all because hardly anyone has heard of their products. They are a northwest company)

    Ultramin
    designed to meet the vitamin and mineral needs for horses in most situations. Equis ultramin can be used free choice, to compliment unfortified grains or to complete the vitamin and mineral requirement when feeding less than recommended levels of other Equis Feed products.
    Organic
    An earth friendly option for your horse's feeding program. All feeds ingredients are certified organic including vitamins, minerals, and digestive aids. Equis organic is a NEW, unique option for the concerned northwest horse owner.
    Element
    A safer, smarter choice for providing necessary nutrients to your favorite equine. Equis Element has been formulated as a high fiber, high fat, and lower carbohydrate option for the everyday equine including adult horses, ponies, and miniatures.
    Complete
    Designed to provide both the roughage and concentrate portion of the adult horse's diet. Equis complete pellet and cube are viable noxious weed seed free for use in regulated area. See certification label for proper use of this product.
    Performance
    An energy dense, textured feed for the active equine. Equis Performance blends calorie-rich grains, oils, fiber ingredients and highly digestible vitamins, minerals, and digestive aids to keep your horse at his proper weight and performance level.
    Generation
    A balanced, concentrated diet for the mare in her last trimester or during lactation, breeding stallions, and for the growing foal. Vitamins and minerals that are crucial for the health of the mare and foal are blended with multiple quality protein, fiber and energy sources.
    Rice Bran
    Fed as an excellent source of fat and fiber for all classes of horses. Equis Rice Bran is pelleted for ease of feeding and comes fortified with calcium to balance the important calcium and phosphorus ratio of the diet.
    Golden Senior
    Complete, balanced nutrition for the unique needs of the senior horse that may or may not be able to chew hay. Highly digestible and palatable feed ingredients, vitamins,minerals, and digestive aids make Equis Golden Senior the smart,affordable choice.
     






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