In Washington, if your horse feed is stored in your tack room, take the time to notice if your feed is fixed formula or least cost? Least cost horse feeds are those where the manufacturer includes ingredient cost into account when formulating the feed, therefore producing a feed using the least cost ingredients possible. Fixed formula feeds are made from formulations that do not change no matter what the ingredient market does. You may identify a fixed formula by how the ingredients are listed – directly on the feed bag itself.
Washington? Originally the Western saddle was used by cowboys who spent long days driving and working cattle. Leather Western saddles are heavier than English saddles and the weight of both saddle and rider is spread over a larger area of the horse's back and is less tiring for the horse. Are you aware of why protein is added to horse feed in Washington? Proteins in feed are digested into amino acids. There are 22 different amino acids, your horse’s body is only able to make 12. The amino acids that make up the body protein of horses must be supplied in their diets. These amino acids are classified as being essential for growth and reproduction.