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Horse Feed

How much molasses, fat, protein and fiber is in your horses feed?

This table shows the % of molasses contained in horse feeds.

Some feeds contain more molasses than others. I did this chart so that others can choose a feed that has more or less molasses in it, depending upon how their horse handles it. I have a couple of horses that can bounce off of the walls if I feed them a feed with 20% molasses, so choose to use feeds on the lower end of the spectrum. It makes for saner ride starts. :+} If you would like to provide information on a horse feed that is not listed below, email it to me. Be sure to include all of the information in the chart below — Brand Name, Feed Name, % of molasses, fat, protein and the type of feed. DISCLAIMER: I am not recommending any of the feeds on this page, just providing the information so you can make a more informed choice — please consult with an expert in the field of equine nutrition if you have questions or before you make any changes in your feed program.

Farmer’s Best Beet Pulp Shreds 5 to 9 0.5 8.5 17 Beet Pulp Shreds
Farmer’s Best Beet Pulp Pellets ?? 0.5 8.5 17 Beet Pulp
Farmer’s Best Show Sweet Minimal Beet Pulp Shreds
Manna Pro Beet Pulp 0 to 3 Beet Pulp
Manna Pro Calf Manna 0 3 25 6 Supplement
Manna Pro Complete Horse 10 1.5 2.5 10 25 Complete
Manna Pro Complete Horse 12 2.5 3 12 25 Complete
Manna Pro Senior 7 4 12.5 16 Complete
Manna Pro SuperHorse Elite 10 0 10 10 7 Pellet
Manna Pro SuperHorse Performance 10 8 10 10 7 Textured
Manna Pro SuperHorse Performance 10 2.5 10 10 7 Pelleted
Manna Pro Sweet 10 8 5 10 10 Sweet Feed/COB
Manna Pro Sweet Rely 20 4 12.5 15 Complete/BP Base
MW Agri-Commodities Beet Pulp Shreds 14.2 0.7 9 16.62 Beet Pulp Shreds
MW Agri-Commodities Beet Pulp Pellets 8.75 0.7 9 16.62 Beet Pulp Pellets
Nutra Blend Corp. Plain Beet Pulp 6 min. 22 Beet Pulp Shreds
Nutrena Complete 10% 7 10 9 Complete
Nutrena Empower 22 12 6 Extruded
Nutrena Horse Kwik Complete 2 14 20 Complete
Nutrena Legacy 10 12.5 10 Supplement
Nutrena Perform 7 14 6 Supplement
Nutrena Prime 10% 5 10 15 Supplement
Nutrena Triumph Pelleted 4 14 10 Pelleted
Nutrena Triumph Textured 4 10 8 Textured
Nutrena Vitality 10% 6 10 7 Supplement
Purina Adult 8 3 12 25 Complete
Purina Athlete 0 14 14 4 Extruded
Purina Complete Advantage 20 3.5 12.5 12.5 Complete/BP Base
Purina Equine Senior 6 to 7 4 14 16 Complete
Purina Horse Chow 100 3 2 10 30 Complete
Purina Horse Chow 200 3 2 14 25 Complete
Purina Omolene 100 10 4.5 10 6 Sweet Feed
Purina Omolene 200 11 6 14 6.5 Sweet Feed
Purina Race Ready High Molasses 8 12 8 Sweet Feed
Purina Strategy 6 6 14 8 Pellet
Purina Ultium 3.75 12 12 18.5 Supp/BP Base
Triple Crown 10% Performance 10 10 7 Supplement
Triple Crown Complete 10 11 15 Complete
Triple Crown Herbal Blend 5 10.5 12 Supplement
Triple Crown Senior 10 14 17 Complete

11 comments to Horse Feed

  • Cindy Collins

    Karen, when you talk about using a complete feed with your beet pulp (vs. omolene at the rides), which brand do you use? Thanks. Cindy

  • Hi Cindy – I’ve been using Manna Pro Complete 10. The horses really like it, and it’s less expensive than some of the other brands.

  • Jennifer Bishop

    Hi Karen,

    Do you have this chart in a pdf?


  • Hi Jennifer – I don’t but will do that next time I make updates. Some browsers now let you safe web pages as .pdf files. Thanks for the beet pulp info you sent! Karen

  • Stephanie

    I have a 35 year old hores Boomer. ( yes, 35 years old ). We rescued him at the age of 30. He was aprox. 1 week away from death due to starvation. Boomer could hardly carry his own weight. He only has 7 teeth. The people were feeding him oats and hay.
    We started to feed him Nutrina complete feed, and WOW did he gain the weight. My son still rides him ( Boomer ). The old man is fat and sassy, and its great. My husband and I have turned alot of people to nutrena complete feed, its the best.

  • Jordan Colleen

    Hey Karen, I wanted to recommend another feed that I use on my retired and current endurance/trail horses its called Stable Mix and the company is Elk Grove Milling Co. My retired boy just turned 23 and he looks and feels like he is 10!!! here is the website You can get it a Eastern Sierra Feed in Gardnerville they give out samples to :-)

    love your website!!!!
    Do you still have Rocky?

    Jordan Colleen

  • Susan Swagerty

    Karen, I have used the Manna Pro Sweet n Sassy which is low in molasses in the past along with Rice Bran. This combination along with two flakes of Alfalfa seems to be working for her. The Rice Bran really helped her gain weight but I wonder what are your feelings about Rice Bran? I ride her 5-6 days a week for minimum 1 hrs but not hard.

  • Hi Susan – I haven’t ever fed rice bran…mainly because the horses keep their weight so easily on hay. Susan Garlinghouse has a bit of info on her website about rice bran – if you google her name it should come up.

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