I thought I would solicit some advice about winter feeding and share what I feed for winter. Each of my horses have their own custom diet/feed so for this post I will focus on Varro. Varro is a 13 year old Swedish Warmblood x Arabian. We ride nearly everyday and he is currently in very good weight. The foundation of my feeding program starts with quality Bermuda hay available 24 x 7.
Let's start with morning feeding: Varro gets about 1 pound of Safe Choice Original, 1 cup of dry beet pulp shreds that have been soaked in warm water, and 1 scoop of Smartlyte (electrolytes by SmartPak). I also add enough warm water to make it the consistency like oatmeal, mix it all up and serve! Varro LOVES it!
The evening feeding goes about the same way. He gets about 1.5 pounds of Safe Choice Original, 1 cup of beet pulp soaked in warm water, 1 pound of AB Pellets, 1 scoop of Platinum Performance Equine and last but not least, 1 flake of alfalfa. I also mix warm water in the evening feed, my boy is so spoiled!
What do you feed to help maintain your pony during the winter?