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post #1 of 2 Old 09-11-2008, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Adding timothy pellets to his diet

I have an 8 year old thouroughbred who could use an extra 50 pounds on him.

I had been feeding him just Triple Crown Complete, with all his supplements once a day, and obviously he gets hay in the morning and evening.

My BO suggested I add Timothy Pellets and Rice bran oil to his diet. So I started feeding him that too and I broke it up into two feedings.
I just want to make sure Im giving him enough of both.

In the am he gets 1 1/2 scoops of Triple Crown, and a scoop of Timothy pellets with one scoop of all his supplements.
In the evening he gets 1 1/2 scoops of Triple Crown and 1 scoop of Timothy pellets with one scoop of electrolytes.

Does this sound right? He gets about 6 pounds of Triple Crown all together. Is it right to mix the pellets with the triple crown?

Also I feed him his morning feeding cause I am there, but I rely on the BO to feed him his evening meal, which I dont think she is doing all the time, she forgets things.
I would feed him the second feeding but I live to far and with gas prices its hard enough to go out once everyday let alone twice, so thats why i make sure to put all his supplements in his morning feeding.

How bad would it be to give him just one feeding? I want to make sure he gets all the food for the day since he needs to gain, but like i said sometimes i come to the barn and his evening meal hadnt been fed the night before. (just to clarify its just the extra feeding, he always gets his hay twice a day)

I will eventually switch barns but for now this one is in my price range and except for her forgetting sometimes, i have no other complaints.

What should I do?
sorry for the lenghty post

Oh sorry also wanted to ask is 2 scoops all together of Timothy pellets good? Should he get more or less? And is it good to mix it with the triple crown or should i just put the pellets seperate in his feed bin?

Thanks agian!
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-11-2008, 09:38 AM
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two feedings are always better than one, but consistency is also very important. It's hard on their guts to process that much food at one time if you change to 1 feeding per I wouldn't advise that.

Have you talked with the BO? Could you put a feeding card on the front of his stall to remind her? Can you set his feed out in a ziploc baggy in front of his stall? I know if I had an underweight horse "occasionally forgetting" his second feeding would make me livid

the way you have it broken down sounds right, and you can mix the pellets and TC - although I personally steer clear of too many supplements and daily electrolytes.

I would not give more than 2 scoops of timothy pellets until you've established a consistent pattern of feeding and he acclimates to the change. Then, you may add more according to the label on the bag. :)

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