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  • Is feeding alfalfa pellets and grass hay good for growing colts

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    03-05-2013, 10:44 AM
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Thanks for the info. I'll pick up a hanging feed bucket. I am graining my mare 3 times a day with 1.5 scoops of grain (4.5#) and 1.5 scoops of pelleted hay mixed together (also right at 4.5#). Onto the 1st and 3rd feedings I'm putting 1 cup of oil. I add a couple of gallons of water to it all so that the pelleted hay breaks up.

She has unlimited grass hay (coastal bermuda) in the form of a round bale. I also put a flake or two of coastal from a square bale every evening.

It takes her (and the foal; minimally) a while to consume all of each feeding. She'll walk away from it to drink and relieve herself at least once per feeding, but she does clean it all up in about an hour.

I'm counting the pelleted hay as forage and not feed--isn't that right?

I'm not here to get in one more feeding of grain/pelleted hay.
Pellets is just another forage/hay. It sounds like you are giving her plenty of calories and the mare is young and in good shape. About the end of the first month is when the colts are the most demanding on the dam. She'll probably be fine and once the colt starts eating his own grain it will be like upping her feed the equivalent. The general rule is a foal should be able to eat the same number of pounds in feed that he is old. A one month old should eat 1#, a 2 month old should eat 2#... You don't need to be told that a draft colt will eat more.
     
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    03-05-2013, 12:47 PM
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Pellets is just another forage/hay. It sounds like you are giving her plenty of calories and the mare is young and in good shape. About the end of the first month is when the colts are the most demanding on the dam. She'll probably be fine and once the colt starts eating his own grain it will be like upping her feed the equivalent. The general rule is a foal should be able to eat the same number of pounds in feed that he is old. A one month old should eat 1#, a 2 month old should eat 2#... You don't need to be told that a draft colt will eat more.
Thanks for the additional info. I like general "rules of thumb" that can be followed.

I gave the colt his own hanging bucket with 1# of food (1/2 alfalfa pellets and 1/2 feed) and he was real into it. Had his head in the bucket for a good long while. I didn't stand there and watch who ate how much--but I know the colt got a good bit of it.
     
    03-08-2013, 11:04 AM
  #53
Yearling
:(((( Photos!
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    03-08-2013, 02:27 PM
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:(((( Photos!
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Noted!!

More soon!
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    03-10-2013, 08:30 PM
  #55
Foal
Here are a few snaps of baby Trident trying out the round bale with mama Kinsey. He sure is interested in eating.







I've been super busy with work and the weather has been rainy--so I don't have too many pictures.
     
    03-10-2013, 08:36 PM
  #56
Yearling
I just like to see those long legs. He's definitely huge. If I could take on another horse.... he would be mines.
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    03-10-2013, 08:36 PM
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Yearling
Too many cute foals. Can not compute.
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    03-10-2013, 08:47 PM
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Foal
Here are a couple more from the same series:



Headless Trident:


And one from a few days ago:
     
    03-11-2013, 06:08 PM
  #59
Foal
Bahahaha, loving the headless Trident :) absolutely adorable!
     
    03-11-2013, 06:23 PM
  #60
Yearling
Love the photos. I've always found that these (SouthernStates.com: Duraflex 9qt Foal Feeder Blue) work really well in ensuring your foal is getting his feed not the mare. A bunch if companies make 'em, they're called foal feeders.
     

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