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post #1 of 9 Old 03-12-2011, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Best way to put on weight?

So I posted a thread a few weeks ago with pictures of Lola. Everyone said she was very underweight. She was stabled at the time and was not being fed hard feed ( I did not know this! Usually they are fed when they are stabled ) so she lost a lot of weight. Then I put her back outside and she put a lot of weight back on. ( I will have pictures tomorrow )

Now she is stabled again. I can only be around to feed her once a day so what is the best way to feed her?

She is on these supplements..

Supplement Solutions - TRM Feed XCell

There are a lot of things in this including vitamin A. I am not sure how much though I will check tomorrow.

Su-Per Sound Liquid - Gallon | Pet Supplies, Horse Supplies, Dog Supplies |

This is for her joints..Do you guys think it will do good with those ingredients?

TRM IRELAND - Curragh Carron Oil

NAF Apple Cider Vinegar for horses and ponies

This is for joints too and the flies when they come XD

And did is what she gets fed..

Pegus Horse Feed - Products - Pegus Cool Mix

Gain Horse Feeds: Chaff

She will also get hay 3-4 times a day while she is in the stable.

So is there anything I can add to her feed or am I giving her too much?

This is the latest picture I have taken about a week ago

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-12-2011, 04:46 PM
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if my mare is going to be stalled for a while I just put a whole bale of hay in there.
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I wish I could do that but I can't for several reasons...The other horses would not be very happy about that..And before I bought her the previous owner said she opened a round bale of hay one night and ate it all!! She is an absolute pig when it comes to food and she will eat anything =/
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My horse is under weight right now too. What I was told is to give him vegetable oil so, you could try that or corn oil but, as said to me you have to give it like 4 to 6 weeks to work and than re evaluate. good luck
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Thanks I will probably start giving her veg Oil again.
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Watch the vinegar... the acid in it over time eats away at their teeth enamel

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post #7 of 9 Old 03-13-2011, 02:09 PM
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Free choice quality hay (may be supplemented with alfalfa) + smaller meals through the day with oil/flax added.

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post #8 of 9 Old 03-13-2011, 06:13 PM
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I've heard that a feed with coconut supplements is very good for weight gain. Not sure where you would get it though. Unless you add coconut oil into her feed.
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post #9 of 9 Old 03-13-2011, 11:44 PM
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Hay is the most important thing. She should be getting free choice, or close to it. After that, the amount of feed just depends on her metabolism and how much work you're doing.

My horses only get about 1-5 lbs of feed a day, plus 1/2 - 1 cup of flax (linseed) meal, with whatever supplements they require. My easy keepers or pasture pets only get 1 lb of chopped alfalfa hay (lucerne chaff) to mix their supplements and vitamins in. The horse that gets the most feed is a slight "hard keeper" and gets worked 2-4 days a week. He eats 1/2 lb of chopped hay, 3 lbs of alfalfa pellets, and 1 lb of oats with 1 cup of flax. That's really not that much food, considering. But, all of my horses have some grazing plus free choice hay. They get their "feed" just once a day.
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