If you are feeding your broodmares and foals/weanlings/yearlings essentially the same diet as your other adult horses, just adjusted for calories, you are short changing them on very important aspects of their nutrition. Breeding and raising young stock is too big an investment to settle for anything less than optimal results. Inadequate nutrition has a major negative impact but is completely preventable. Optimal nutrition offers major returns for very reasonable costs.
Lactating mares have the most dramatic increases in their nutritional needs. Calories are the least of the issues. Most peopl...Read More