Horse Feed For My Barrel Horse


“I am battling with what horse feed to give my gelding. He is a 9yr old barrel horse in training. He has a heavy work load. His coat and hooves are healthy. He needs to gain a little weight and muscle( i just bought him). I usually prefer a textured feed and want something is more natural and healthy, while giving him every component he needs. I also am looking for affordable.”

Answer by Equine Nutritionist and Owner, Del Johnson:

If you are in the area of a Coastal Store get our complete feed, Simplete.  Simplete Senior/Active would be perfect of this horse.  It will look to be expensive per bag….but is feed at 2 lbs a day and you get so much.  All of our performance horses are on this.  Truly amazing.

If you cannot get Simplete I suggest that you feed a grain of your choice with Super Weight Gain.  It provides all Horse Guard vitamins and minerals plus additional probiotics, oils and protein supplement.

I hope this helps.  Let me know if you have more questions.

About Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S.

Kelsey J. Nonella, Ph.D. is an equine nutritionist who was riding horses before she could walk. Her love for horses drives her to help educate people on what their horses’ needs in order to have happy, healthy horses. Kelsey went to Cal Poly receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and then onto West Texas A&M, where she got her Masters and eventually her Doctorates in Equine Science. At A&M, Dr. Nonella did extensive research on Selenium within horses. Click here to view her research. Kelsey’s colleagues have mentioned her as one of the United States equine Selenium experts.
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