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post #31 of 44 Old 06-10-2013, 10:47 AM
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For some reason that link on my post is incorrect...but oh well. I can't find a way to edit it on this board. He eats the powerglo and that link should be correct, lol.

He's also supplemented with a loose mineral/salt mix so that should cover any deficiencies, I also use Source micronutrients, and he has free access to block minerals/salt.

Biotin...been looking into that one. The feeds I have access to locally don't have it included, so I will have to supplement. I only just started changing his feeding plan and researching the feed requirements for the long distance riding equine. Lots to read and learn :) and many opinions as well. We all do the best we can :)
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post #32 of 44 Old 06-10-2013, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Joe, you use or know any one that uses the T. C. Fish oil powder?
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post #33 of 44 Old 06-12-2013, 08:57 AM
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no, but I really like the fat ratios, looks to be a pretty decent calorie supplement if you need one . Way better than cool calories, or corn oils typically used. Originally I was using a smart pack but found buying a 20lb bag at tractor supply was the way to go. Do you have tractor supplies in your area ? I am really liking the below as a supplement for heavy work, when combined with a decent horse/workload appropriate feed this seems to cover everythign but electrolytes. It really does make my horses shine, but if you look at the ingredients breakdown seems to be a pretty good product. I think they do a disservice by its label. Probably should call it Ultra shine and hard keeper/ performance supplement.
DuMOR® Ultra Shine, 20 lb. - Tractor Supply Online Store

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post #34 of 44 Old 06-12-2013, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Yea, that's where I usually get my feed. I'll have to see if they have it in my normal store
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I compete in 50 to 1 day 100 milers and Seminole works great for us. We use Blue Ribbon 12 %, Leisure pellets and beet pulp with Molassas. We also have a feed mill that makes their own oats, corn, alfalfa pellets and barley and that mixture seems to put the fat back on them the quickest after a ride. Ours are on 48 acres of grass, but in the winter we get round rolls of either coastal hay or coastal/ peanut mix and in their stalls beforing turning them out after dinner they get a flake of alfalfa or timothy/alfalfa mix. That works for our horses, everyone has there own opionins and things that work and don't work for them

We also supplement. Accel vitamins from Jefferequine works great. And plain old MSM. We have been using those two for years. About a year ago our gelding kept getting muscle cramps up high in the hindend, so we got a magnesium supplement and liquid calcium. The magnesium he gets everyday and the liquid calcium he gets when we are at a ride. He gets 60cc twice or three times a day before ride day and at every hold on ride day and all of our horses get BCAA mixed into calcium on ride day.

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Got a feed science experiment for yall. My horse Rikki choked last saturday, and then again on wednesday when we took him to the vet to get his teeth floated. Long story short, the vet said no pellets of any kind. I bought Rikki for endurance, but without being able to give him any with pellets, what do I feed him to make sure he gets the nutrients he needs? I've started off feeding him omolene 100 because its straight grains, and Dumor Ultra Shine. Anyone else have any ideas? Please help me :(

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post #37 of 44 Old 06-14-2013, 08:12 PM
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I compete in 50 to 1 day 100 milers and Seminole works great for us. We use Blue Ribbon 12 %, Leisure pellets and beet pulp with Molassas. We also have a feed mill that makes their own oats, corn, alfalfa pellets and barley and that mixture seems to put the fat back on them the quickest after a ride. Ours are on 48 acres of grass, but in the winter we get round rolls of either coastal hay or coastal/ peanut mix and in their stalls beforing turning them out after dinner they get a flake of alfalfa or timothy/alfalfa mix. That works for our horses, everyone has there own opionins and things that work and don't work for them

We also supplement. Accel vitamins from Jefferequine works great. And plain old MSM. We have been using those two for years. About a year ago our gelding kept getting muscle cramps up high in the hindend, so we got a magnesium supplement and liquid calcium. The magnesium he gets everyday and the liquid calcium he gets when we are at a ride. He gets 60cc twice or three times a day before ride day and at every hold on ride day and all of our horses get BCAA mixed into calcium on ride day.
Leyna isn't MSM a banned endurance race substance? Maybe I'm wrong...been doing a lot of reading lately....so my head is a bit swimmy from all the stuff floating in there, ;)
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post #38 of 44 Old 06-14-2013, 09:50 PM
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Wet the pellets so they break up. Doesn't take much water. Just dampen it all, wait 5 or 10 minutes and stir.

My app chokes if I'm not careful. I have to spread the feed out in an old water trough for her. This way she can't grab a bunch at once. Once she's past the first few mouthfuls she slows down and eats normally. If I'm not the one feeding for whatever odd reason the instructions are wet the feed. I also have a few rounded river rocks in there to slow her down even more.

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Got a feed science experiment for yall. My horse Rikki choked last saturday, and then again on wednesday when we took him to the vet to get his teeth floated. Long story short, the vet said no pellets of any kind. I bought Rikki for endurance, but without being able to give him any with pellets, what do I feed him to make sure he gets the nutrients he needs? I've started off feeding him omolene 100 because its straight grains, and Dumor Ultra Shine. Anyone else have any ideas? Please help me :(
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post #39 of 44 Old 06-14-2013, 09:57 PM
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Had the same problem with my first Arab, he even choked on Omolene.
Since then, 24 years ago, any pelleted feed is soaked in this barn. For ALL horses.
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post #40 of 44 Old 06-15-2013, 04:33 PM
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Omelene 100 isnt too bad. I like legends performance, or legends pleasure. Textured feed, but not super sweet or starchy and doesnt form a glue like glob life strategy type feeds do. Cut the feed with a bit of soaked alfalfa or beet pulp pellets. Add your supplements.
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