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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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own mixture of feed

Hello!! I just had a ? I have a AQHA and TB. I just wanted to know what a good mixture of feeds would be, to keep both weight on, but enery levels down. My TB is very fit, but thin, plus very energetic. AQHA is fit also, but he has alot of energy. I just want a calm, focused horse. Ive looked into beet pulp, nutra flax, and alfalfa pellets as a good mixture, but Im afraid my TB wont like it. How could i give something like that a sweeter taste? Thanks :)

Re: own mixture of feed

Hi Kimberly,

The mixture of ingredients you have planned is excellent. Beet pulp generally comes sweetened, though the amount of sugar is quite low (less than 5%), so it will not be a problem for your horses and will make the meal more palatable.

You will also want to add a good multiple vitamin/mineral supplement. Accel is excellent and is in an alfalfa base, which makes it quite tasty.

Keep me posted!

All the best,

Dr. Getty