Originally Posted by Tasia
Hi do you think it would be a good expierement to try no grain for a week or so to see if it is making him hot?
Keep in mind I'm no expert. I'm only a student. I am only regurgetating what I've learned from the experts which have walked on both sides of the track. I don't like to learn from people that only choose to look at one side of the coin. It makes em unable to distinguish truth from a sea of hogwash.
Yes, and I also think you should try it for an entire year, and then the rest of the horses life.
A quick question. Does your horse have rings around the hoof wall? I'm just curious. I've read and heard that feeding a horse an improper diet will never allow you to grow a proper hoof on the horse. You'll always have white line seperation. That's what I've been learning anyhow. Some people have said that you can look at the hoof wall and see rings which were formed from the diet. And if the diet has always been improper the hoof wall will just seperate from the coffin bone and create lamellar wedge.
Simply put. Horses were not designed for grain or sweet feed. They were designed to forage on low nsc grass throughout the day which is high in fiber. It's harmful for the horse to be fed grain and sweet feed. You CAN feed it to em, but in the end the horse will pay for it.
You came asking for suggestions. I can only suggest to learn from those that are experts and that have chose to ask questions from the accepted norm. www.safergrass.org
Here's a site if you check out the pics you can see the hoof wall seperating from the coffin bone. www.hoofrehab.com
You can also see pics of the ring around the hoof wall I'm talking about.
Also check out this site. Jake, 12 yr QH Gelding
The left front april 2009 picture shows a good pic with rings in the hoof wall. I didn't even know it but that horse was on an improper diet. I was only trying to find a pic to show the rings, but lo and behold, it says the horse was fed an improper diet.