Feeding advice please!

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Hi all, I've had my new boy (6 y.o. sports horse) for a few weeks now and I'm looking to put him on a feed alongside grass/hay. He's coming back into work and has gone from being out 24/7 to coming in over night and the combo of this has made him start to slim a bit before he's built up muscle. So, looking for something that will aid condition and maintain a healthy weight as he comes back into work, but not something that will make him fizzy! (He also can't have chaff as a dental precaution).

Any recommendations really appreciated. Would prefer to start simple and build up adding in extra feed if he needs, rather than starting with a full blown mix of 5 different things!
 

HeyMich

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Fast Fibre (Allen & Page) is great. It's a quick soaking mash which can be fed on its own or with a chaff (obviously not for you). It's high fibre, low starch, has added mins/vits, has pre-biotics, linseed, no cereal, molasses or alfalfa in. Pink Mash is similar but doesn't have the mins/vits I think, some folk love it though.

I'm also a huge fan of the Pure Feeds range, but the one I use is chaff based. They do a version of FF thmselves, I think it's called Pure Graze?
 

Micropony

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Mine does well on the Agrobs muesli. They don't need much. He looks super shiny, and has put on so much muscle since being on it, he's gone up a rug size. No fizziness, no cereal, it really suits him. I started feeding it due to ease, as it's what my YO has in her feed room and was a bit sceptical it didn't have enough protein to support sufficient muscle development, but have been proved wrong, can only assume it's more bioavailable than his previous feed. At £18 a bag it's not cheap, but that lasts him a month. He's a 16.1 WB. As he's not having much of it, I feed it with their balancer, which works out at £10 a month on top.
 

Follysmum

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Grass nuts/chaff are brilliant. I’m currently using graze on and they soak up quite quickly, good value also
I add linseed salt as a base and Equimins advance complete
 
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