For the most part we have always fed sweet feed. Not because we necessarily believe it's the best thing for a horse, but our horses have been fed free of charge by the ranch and that is what they use. On the occasions that we have needed to buy feed we've used Strategy or Ultium and have been pleased with the results. We've tried SafeChoice and none of them seemed to find it palatable, the goats wouldn't eat it either... or the chickens. With the move we cannot justify an Ultium feed bill week in and week out at $20/bag. Our horses are used to 24/7 turnout and will continue to be on pasture, but we'll be in a colder climate and the pasture will not be the same grasses as they have grazed on all of their lives. They may do better on it, they may not. They were all born here and range from 2yrs to 11yrs, 800lbs to 1500lbs. They only get grain in the winter or if they are penned and working. None have special dietary issues or health conditions, one is a somewhat hard keeper, the rest are not. They are working ranch horses other than the colt, who will also be a ranch horse with time. We're considering switching to whole oats. What are your thoughts/experience with feeding oats?