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    12-01-2009, 01:53 AM
  #21
Weanling
The dose for gold as sun is 2 Heaping Tablespoons per day, but it says you can double or triple that if needed. I made up a mixture of 2/3 paprika and 1/3 nutmeg and mixed 1 Tbs of that with a shredded carrot, some canola oil and a little molasses for flavor. She ate it just fine for the last two nights.

I figured if it is safe to give up to 6 Tbs. Of the supplement (which of course has several other ingredients) it would be fine to use 1Tbs of these two. Also, I found several things on the internet where people mention giving 2 or 3 Tbs. Of paprika per day. I figured I'd err on the side of too little rather than too much for now.

I came up with the 2/3 paprika to 1/3 nutmeg because of the order they are listed on the label and because paprika costs about half of what nutmeg costs.

We shall see...
     
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    12-08-2009, 12:02 AM
  #22
Yearling
Hi, I added some paprika to his feed to day I hope he will shed out a little darker. His diet is getting more complicated hehe =) he has sweet feed a large scoop( I know nobody likes sweet feed but I have been using it for three years and it is great) Sure crops feed a scoop ( more fibre) Pro Choice half a cup( I am just wanting to use this up and then I wont feed it again) Canola oil 8 ounces ( he shines after a couple days of feeding) and Paprika 2-3 table spoons.
How does it sound?
     
    12-08-2009, 12:14 AM
  #23
Started
Paprika is great for coat and hooves, but it will test. Take a horse off it 3 weeks before the shows start. If your shows don't test, then its not an issue. Part of a horses coat problem can be attributed to poor diet. I had a bay with a dull coat, we added a multivitamin/ mineral our chiropractor swears by and diatomacious earth and he looked amazing. Cheepest solution- get a uv fly or rain sheet for him.
     
    12-12-2009, 03:56 PM
  #24
Yearling
Well I have been looking around I think I am going to have to change his diet. Sweet feed is reported to cause problems in the future.
     
    12-12-2009, 05:48 PM
  #25
Green Broke
He looks fine to me
     
    12-12-2009, 08:54 PM
  #26
Weanling
Yeah, a friend of mine is a vet and she said that sweet feed has been found to lead to "Metabolic Syndrome", basically diabetes, later in life. We kinda had to feed it to ours while they were being boarded at the neighbor's for 6 months, but now we're slowly switching them off of it.
     
    12-12-2009, 09:28 PM
  #27
Weanling
I have heard that you can feed pumpkin to horses and that helps to enhance a palomino's coat. I recently got a palomino, but have not tried any of these things yet. I want to find out first what color her summer coat is when kept up during the day and turned out at night. She has gotten so dappled this winter, that I really hope she keeps them come summer.
     
    12-13-2009, 12:09 PM
  #28
Banned
Do you let your palomino out in the sun!? NEVER do that! It will make it lighter!
     
    12-13-2009, 01:41 PM
  #29
Foal
I like *sho glo* and corn oil
I wonder if the sho glo shows up in tests for competition?
     
    12-13-2009, 05:25 PM
  #30
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by taylor12    
Do you let your palomino out in the sun!? NEVER do that! It will make it lighter!
Um well horses are ment to be outside. And I don't like spending 100 bucks to make him un happy he's a horse not a fish
     

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