How do we feed our OTTB’s?
Creating a feeding program that worked for our OTTB’s took time and some trial and error. Once we figured out what was working, we made sure each individual was getting what they needed and now the horses look and feel great from the inside out!
We mix our own feed for all the animals we have on the farm. We buy in bulk ground corn and ground soybean meal from a local farmer. We mix a 3 to 1 mixture of corn to soy to produce a 16% protein feed.
We buy large square bales of 2nd cutting hay for all the animals and the horses get as much as they will eat. Grazing on grass is ideal and we do that as much in the height of the season. Rotating pastures and strip grazing the bigger fields to make sure we have grass all spring, summer and into the fall is essential to keeping the grass and soil as healthy as possible.
All four of our thoroughbreds get fed twice per day the following:
1-1.5 pounds of Stablefeed’s Sainfoin pellets (soaked first)
2- 2.5 pounds of ground corn/soybean meal mix 16% protein
1 oz of Purina’s 12:12 Free Balance Horse Mineral
Enki - 3 biscuits of Stablefeed’s Carrot/Chia supplement, Manna Pro ShoFlex & ShoHoof
Lenny - 3 biscuits of Stablefeed’s Papaya/Chia supplement and Manna Pro ShoFlex
Burt- 3 biscuits of Stablefeed’s Papaya/Chia supplement and Manna Pro ShoFlex
Check out these benefits of feeding Stablefeed’s Sainfoin pellets:
This information and more can be found at www.stablefeed.com
Non-gas producing to support horses prone to gas colic
Bypass protein for improved protein utilization
High in condensed tannins to naturally inhibit parasites
High in Omega-3’s for natural anti-inflammatory support
Longer chewing time to support salivation, production of digestive enzymes and increased water consumption.
If you have questions or would like to hear more, let me know!