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    08-13-2008, 09:50 AM
I get very angry when someone who has a boarding stable makes sure that his own horses are being fed properly, but the boarded horses are not! I am so glad you are taking the feeding matters into your own hands, but if it were my horse, I would try to find a better place to keep my horse. I understand this is not always possible, but at least you got on top of this feeding issue right away. Good luck---I am so glad I can keep my horse on my own property!
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    08-13-2008, 10:38 AM
4-6lbs of supplement
I also checked on the pellets I have been giving her, they are Merit active supplement pellets. Hope this helps...
Yes that does help. I googled that and got this site. Here is the specific feed site. Is this correct?

That does sound like a good option. Hopefully someone with experience with this feed can chime in. I always prefer more hay over less + supplementing, but this feed would be good in addition to all the hay your horse can eat. ;) Once up to a good weight then I'd do some tweaking to stay at that weight.
    08-13-2008, 12:26 PM
Thats the stuff. It wasn't real bad price wise either, I had no complaints here.
    08-14-2008, 02:50 AM
If I was boarding at a barn like that I would of hualed my horse out the first time he said that a bale was enough for 4 horses a day!!!!, my boy star is a 3 year old and a very hard keeper, we have him on almost 9 pounds of mare and foal feed 2 times a day with all the hay he can eat, our vet comes out about once a month to see how he is doing.......and for dinner!!! The other problem is that your barn owner horses have a pecking order starting at the alpha mare...which explaine a lot of said that ruby was a rescue?, did they aprove the barn before you took her there?

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