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    01-20-2010, 01:08 AM
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Weanling
Beefing up your horse??? for show season??

I have my horse on ultmiate finish by buckeye and it has a lot of fat in it to do the same as like beet bulp and stuff like that..... but its not working...hes been on it for about 3 months and I don't notice anything... can any one recomend anything that has helped your horse gain just a little weight?????? I work him every other day at least.
     
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    01-20-2010, 08:59 AM
  #2
Started
I've had good results with cool calories 100. Or you can use flax or oil over the grain.
     
    01-20-2010, 09:34 AM
  #3
Weanling
Add probiotics to make sure he's using the nutrition he's getting.. and maybe increase his feed some to compensate for what he's working off??
     
    01-20-2010, 10:07 AM
  #4
Green Broke
More hay. Works like a charm If you can't feed more hay, then alfalfa pellets work well. 1-2 scoops a day using a 3qt feed scoop.
     
    01-20-2010, 12:32 PM
  #5
Showing
I agree with luvs2ride. Alfalfa will add a bit more protien to his diet and will help him bulk up on muscle instead of just getting fat. Especially if you are working him.
     
    01-20-2010, 12:35 PM
  #6
mls
Trained
What kind of horse? Some horses are naturally more lean built than others.
     
    01-20-2010, 06:07 PM
  #7
Weanling
Thanks guys!!! Good info!!!
     
    01-21-2010, 10:28 AM
  #8
Weanling
I also tried the Ultimate Finish & didn't get results. I switched to Omega HorseShine (which you can pick up at Fleet Farm) and saw great results in a matter of weeks. It gives the horses a shiny coat, makes their mane & tail grow, gives them strong hooves and plumps them up just enough. Feed as much hay along with it as you can.

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