Concentrates (Grains / Ration Balancers)
Hygain Horse Feeds
Haygain Feeds Chart: Pounds per Quart
Changing Feeds at Boarding Barn
All feed changes need to be made gradually. This can be challenging when you are not the one feeding your horse.
Six tips on introducing a new supplement to your picky eater.
From Concentrate to Forage
Horse owners have various reasons for switching from a concentrate to a forage based bowl feed. Whatever their personal reason may be, there is one important factor to keep in mind, especially if you own a hard keeper or your horse is in moderate to heavy work. This factor is calories.
The difference between a Forage Balancer and Concentrate
Ever wonder exactly what the difference is between a forage balancer and a concentrate? They both provide you horse with nutrients right? Well yes, but there is much more to it that that!
Which flavors do horses prefer?
Picky Eater Checklist
Sometimes our horses need a little extra "something" to encourage them to finish their meals. Here is a list of idea's that may entice your horse.
Just a handful of grain. Does it cut it?
Does your horse receive the nutrients you're paying for when you feed a handful of the grain?
Triple Crown Concentrate Cheat Sheet
Guaranteed Analysis can be hard to read... all those PPM's and %'s. Not to mention feed companies are not required by state law to list every mineral on the analysis. If you ask, Triple Crown is one of the few feed companies who will tell you exactly what your getting. Here is a cheat sheet with all the PPM's and %'s calculated out for you. An easy way to see exactly what is in each feed they offer.
Does your horse need a grain/concentrate?
We all want the best possible nutrition for our horses. When you walk into a feed store and see rows of grain options it is easy to become distracted from the most important aspect of your horses diet, forage.
Ration Balancers ~ How balanced are they?
Ration Balancers can provide your horse with a concentrated source of minerals, vitamins and protein. Due to their low feed rate (usually around 1lb per day), they do not provide a lot of calories. This is great for our easy keepers! But are these power packed pellets truly providing your horse a balanced diet? Maybe not.
What's in your Balancer?
Ration Balancers pack a lot of nutrients into a small amount. This is ideal for our "Good Doers". Less calories, more nutrients.