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post #1 of 7 Old 01-22-2012, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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best supplement for pastured horses?

Our horses are pastured in the warmer months 24/7. Is a supplement helpful and if so what would you recommend? They are almost 7 and almost 5. thanks.. also suggestions for supplement for winter feedings? thanks
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-22-2012, 11:17 AM
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Equerry's Choice is very good if supplements are needed

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post #3 of 7 Old 01-22-2012, 01:30 PM
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Agreed, I have used Equerrys stuff. Are you sure they need to be supplemented? You may want to get your pasture's tested for any nutrients it might lack, because you don't want to feed uneeded nutrients in your horses diet..

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post #4 of 7 Old 01-22-2012, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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I saw a program on RFD this morning and the statement was made that patured horses need a supplement..This of course was an advertisement for their product but it did make me wonder.

What is the best way and time frame to get a good sample and where should I take the sample to be tested? thanks..
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-22-2012, 07:02 PM
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best is gonna depend on your pasture, all pastures and grasses are not created equal. Thats like asking what is the best vitamin for a person.
An eskimo on an all meat diet would benifit from Vitamin C supplements, while a florida homeless guy hanging out in orange orchards could probably use some protein.
To answer your question you need to get your grass tested.
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-22-2012, 07:22 PM
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I definitely agree with getting your grass tested but I also think a mineral block is a good idea. My horses have two free choice mineral blocks out at all times and they are pastured 24/7. They also ha e their own supplement depending on their own needs. Winter months they have a free choice high quality round bale. During the summer there is enough good quality grass that we don't feed much hay..

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post #7 of 7 Old 01-23-2012, 07:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all! Good advise..also there are
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