Feeding horses is definitely a touch subject among horse people. We all have a formula and we all think our way is best. For my horses, I primarily feed quality organic hay, the horses graze on grass that is organically grown, and we give treats like apples, carrots, watermelon, and fresh corn. Regarding grain, I give grain as a treat. I use Purina Ultium Performance feed, black oil sunflower seed, oats, crimped barley, bran, alfalfa pellets, or alfalfa cubes in the mixture (depending on what is available and what I have on hand). When I say treat I literally mean they get maybe a 1/2 cup at most of one to three items on this list and not every day. Our horses are healthy and happy so we must be doing something right! When it comes right down to it, horses need access to quality forage as the main ingredient in their diet.
Below is a feeding graphic that was shared with me. I am passing it along for your review. Click on the image to see it in a large format.
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