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post #1 of 11 Old 07-28-2012, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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What do you feed your barrel horses?

Just curious what others are feeding their horses. :)

Both of my barrel horses are on Purina Strategy and also get rice bran durning the winter months to keep weight on. As well as free choice hay at all times since our pastures are basically nothing this summer. :(
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post #2 of 11 Old 07-28-2012, 12:51 AM
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Mine are all on Purina Equine Sr. and Rice Bran. JJ was on Ultium but I just didn't like how he was doing on it...sorta acting doggy. I like the Sr. because it is low starch/high fat. And the rice bran keeps them looking good aswell as keeping them at a healthy weight.

They are all also getting 2-4 flakes depending on the horse of Grass Hay (was feeding a flake of G/A heavy on the Alfalfa with 2-3 flakes of grass but flash flood destroyed our hay).

Then they are getting their supplements as well.
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post #3 of 11 Old 07-29-2012, 12:10 AM
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My horses get Purine Equine Senior and Purina Molene 200. They also get rice bran, corn oil, and supplements. They have hay at all times as well. They also get too many treats! ;)
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post #4 of 11 Old 07-29-2012, 02:39 PM
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Nikki gets fed 2x a day 1 scoop Nutrena Safe Choice, 1 scoop Purina Omolene 200. Omegatin, Rice Bran oil, free choice grazing, free choice mineral block.

Hickory gets 2X a day 1/2 scoop Nutrena Safe Choice, 1/2 scoopNutrena Life Design Senior, Omegatin, free choice grazing, free choice mineral block.

Lark gets 2x a day 2 scoop Strategy, Omegatin, free choice grazing, free choice mineral block.

All get electrolytes during summer, Powerade at shows, other little things..
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post #5 of 11 Old 07-29-2012, 06:51 PM
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Our horses are getting Nutrena SafeChoice.

Chilly gets biotin, vitamin e/selenium supplements.

Jasper is getting Nutrena SafeChoice Senior. 2 pounds alfalfa pellets. 5 ounces Cool Calories and 6 flakes of alfalfa hay today.

The other horses get a few flakes of hay per day. But all are maintaining their weight well this year except Jasper. But were working on it. (Hes used by beginner barrel racers, he just trots/maybe canters)
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post #6 of 11 Old 07-30-2012, 01:10 PM
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Copper- SafeChoice/rice bran
Tri Amino
Animal Element

Safechoice/rice bran
Tri Amino
pasture 24/7

Safechoice/rice bran
pasture 24/7

I also give them Metamucil once a month to clear the sand from their guts.
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post #7 of 11 Old 07-30-2012, 06:04 PM
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Our own 12% sweet feed mix of grain, it's high in fat and protein. And grass hay, hay isn't that good this year in my area also with the drought we've had.
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-11-2012, 02:43 PM
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post #9 of 11 Old 08-11-2012, 05:14 PM
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clover grass hay.
Vitamins and Mineral pelleted supplement
Easy Mare
Sweet 12 grain
Apples and carrots daily :P
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post #10 of 11 Old 08-11-2012, 07:14 PM
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Molly gets 3 lbs of SafeChoice and 3 qts of soaked beet pulp twice a day as well as 3/4 of a bale (roughly 45 lbs) of hay.
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