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.
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.
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 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.