Purina Mills has created Omolene University to educate horse owners about equine nutrition. It is actually a really cool/fun program. You sign up, watch 4 online videos which are about 30 minutes each, take 4 quizzes and they send you a coupon for $20 off two bags of Omolene! Plus, they will donate $1 to the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association! They send 50 cents to a local facility of your choice (I chose Coffee Creek Riding Center in Edmond, OK because I used to voulenteer there) and 50 cents to the national organization. Also, with each course you complete, you get points which can be redeemed for shirts and hats. You have to pay shipping on the products, but who cares?!? I can get extra points towards merchandise if you sign up through a link I send you. If you are interested, post a comment with your email! If you don't know me and don't want to help me out, you can sign up on your own at www.omoleneuniversity.com
Also, if you don't feed Omolene, you can always send the coupon to someone who does (ahem)...
I currently feed Ultium, as you may well know, and it is pretty expensive. Omolene is less expensive, but one thing I learned from the online course is that Ultium is a very low carb diet, which Boomer probably doesn't need. Horses that need a low carb diet are generally geriatric, obese, prone to laminitis, tying up, or colic. Omolene comes in three types- for pleasure horses, performance horses, and growing horses. I think Boomer would be good on the pleasure horse feed through the Winter until we really start training hard!
Anyway, I really enjoyed the online courses and can't believe the benefits of doing it! Way better than graduate school *hehe*!!!