I've been in the natural pet food industry for 20 years, so I know the tricks of the trade. Unfortunately, I don't know enough about horse nutrition to know what my horse 'needs', what is actually bad for my horse and what they just put in their to ensure that the horse will eat it.
I see lots of feeds with molasses in them. Knowing that horses probably don't go foraging for molasses, I'm assuming that this is put in to cover up ingredients that the horse wouldn't eat. Things like soybean meal. Soybean meal in the dog/cat industry is used because it's cheap. Why is it used in horse food? Same reason?
Licorice is currently getting LMF Super Supplement, but when I move barns I can feed him whatever I want in terms of grain and vitamins and minerals. He's hot enough that I don't want to feed him ANY grain. Does he need a vitamin/mineral supplement? He will be on all day grass turnout every day from dusk til dawn, plus he will get timothy hay and his supplements (SmartPak Ultra Digest and Cosequin ASU for his joints).
|Licorice's new digs: Patterson Creek Farm|
Can anyone point me to a no nonsense website or article to help figure out if a multi vitamin is good sense or just good marketing?