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    10-25-2011, 03:59 PM
  #1
Weanling
Can you tell me what your horses daily feed program is?

And how old, tall, breed, and work load does your horse do?
     
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    10-25-2011, 04:15 PM
  #2
Yearling
13, 16hh, QH, light riding once every two weeks. 3/4 of a small bale, and a scoop of oats/sweet feed, a pinch of biotin, and joint supplements.

4, 16.2hh, paint, in training. 3/4 small bale, plus a scoop of oats and sweet feed and a pinch of biotin.

3, 14.3hh, paint, putting miles on. 3/4 of a small bale and a few handfuls of oats, a pinch of biotin and maybe a claming supplement soon
     
    10-25-2011, 04:24 PM
  #3
Trained
Welcome to the forum! =D
What a fun question! ALL my horses are in light work/training at present. THIS will change as we prepare for our great, family trail ride in SD next summer!! WOOHOO!!

5, 16"3hh KMHSA gelding, eats about 45-55 pounds of alfalfa or alfalfa/grass hay daily, 2 feedings/day/stall, 1 lb/oats in the morning, 3lb 10% sweet feed at night, NO hay when in pasture

5, 15"2hh QH gelding, eats about 45 pounds of alfalfa or alfalfa/grass hay daily, 2 feedings/day/stall, 1 lb/oats in the morning, 3lb 10% sweet feed at night, NO hay when in pasture, just glorious, free-choice grazing!

13, 15"1hh KMHSA mare, eats about 45 pounds of alfalfa or alfalfa/grass hay daily, 2 feedings/day/stall, 1 lb/oats in the morning, 3lb 10% sweet feed at night, NO hay when in pasture

All 3 are fed together when turned out. Each has a rubber bucket, buckets are separated by 12-15 ft., I feed grain on the other side of the fence, lol, and my 5yo KMHSA, who needs more calories is also the herd leader, so he isn't losing any weight from any other bullies.

Remember to measure hay by pounds, not just flakes
The average guide is 1 lb hay/100 lbs horse
     
    10-25-2011, 06:40 PM
  #4
Weanling
12 years old, 14.3hh paint gelding. At the moment, light riding a couple of times a week. He gets a scoop (1 litre jug) of relax (a mixture of rolled barley, black sunflower, sunflower oil, wheaten chaff, lucerne chaff, supplemented with a balanced vitamin/mineral pre-mix and pellets, blended with molasses.) and 1-2 scoops of lucern/oaten chaff mix. He usually also gets 3 table spoons of biotin but they were out of stock last time I needed to at the moment he is getting 2 table spoons of polished which has biotin and other stuff in it.

27 years old, 15.1hh Qh/ASH cross. Currently lightly ridden maybe once a week (give or take). He gets half a scoop of relax, half a scoop of gumnuts and 1 scoop of lucern/oaten chaff mix.

They both also have 24/7 pasture which there is ALOT of
     
    10-25-2011, 06:50 PM
  #5
Trained
20 Arabians, all show and are in moderate to heavy work. 2 pregnant mares entering the last trimester.

Free choice bermuda grass hay in round bales on 'pasture'. (there's not much left due to drought, more like dry lot)
AM & PM appx 5 lbs Strategy GX per horse
AM & PM 1 oz white salt
Free choice fresh, clean water

2 pregnant mares will start getting AM & PM 1 lb Purina Mare & Foal added to their daily ration going up to maintain condition until weaning.
     
    10-25-2011, 07:12 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I can't ride anymore so my four are on a low maintenance diet - lol

1. 24 yo TWH that has Equine Metabolic Syndrome:
1/2 cup rice bran daily
1 cup Omega-3 Horseshine daily
12 ounces EquiPride daily
Various herbs to control his insulin level
2 lbs well soaked timothy/alfalfa cubes mixed in with his supplements daily.
4 lbs Mixed grass hay at night; 22 acres of pasture during the day wearing a grazing muzzle.

2. 12 yo TWH that is Insulin Resistant.
No Omega-3 Horseshine for this guy.
1/4 cup rice bran daily
12 ounces EquiPride daily
Various herbs to control his insulin level.
5 lbs Mixed grass hay in a slow feeder net at night; 22 acres of pasture during the day wearing a grazing muzzle.

3. 16-1/2 yo TWH that is oat/corn/soy intolerant with dust/mold/pollen allergies.
1 cup Omega-3 Horseshine daily
10 ounces EquiPride daily
1/4 cup rice bran daily
Allergy Herbs during the height of the season (he's off them now)
4 lbs Mixed grass hay at night; 22 acres of pasture during the day.

4. 25-1/2 yo Arab with four molars missing.
1/2 cup rice bran daily
3/4 cup Omega-3 Horseshine daily
10 ounces EquiPride daily
3 lbs well soaked timothy/alfalfa cubes daily.
4 lbs Mixed grass hay at night; 22 acres of pasture during the day.

All amounts, except hay, are divided in two feedings.
     
    10-25-2011, 08:25 PM
  #7
Started
Turnout 24/7 (all day and night).
12 year old
Arab X Paint Mare
Estimated 14.2 hands.
Moderate work- 3-5 times a week, for 1-3 hours each day.
1 lb of rice bran (pelleted stablized), a little bit more when worked (1/2 cup more)'
1/2 pound shredded beet pulp (unsoaked) maybe a bit more
1 Flex Wafer (a joint supplement in treat shape)
1 oz. Of selenium (no slenium here in soil)
She will be started on a flake of grass/aflafa (estimated maybe 16-20% alfalfa) when she starts tearing up pastures.
     
    10-25-2011, 08:54 PM
  #8
Started
6yo miniature mare, 37", she doesn't really get fed as such she doesn't need it, but every now and again she gets a few handfuls of meadow hay chaff.
Oh and she's never really in work, just gives the occaisional ride to my 7yo sister :)

Mitch, 7yo, 16.1hh, light daily work at the moment (focusing more on weight gain), 1kg of dunstans extruded barley(= 3 scoops), 0.5kg meadow hay chaff(more of a filler really), 1.5 scoops of equilibrium B1 cool mix, 1 tsp placide-m(magnesium)
Am feed is generally 3 scoops of soaked palm kernel (he needs lots of fibre otherwise he gets diarheoa) and he is strip fed in his paddock so he gets more grass each morning too... Not a particularly easy keeper unfortunately
     
    10-25-2011, 08:59 PM
  #9
Trained
8 years old, 15.2hh and around 1200lb Paint mare. Light to moderate riding 2-3x a week.
4lbs sweet feed total daily
Daily dose of SmartCalm
Daily dose of Ugard

She is outside 24/7 and was on just pasture until recently. She now gets about one laege flake of grass hay. Probably 30 or so pounds. Maybe more if the BO gives her more if it'll be colder.
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    10-25-2011, 09:44 PM
  #10
Showing
Timothy hay and or grass and about a lb of senior's each, just to keep them busy while I check them over, but they don't need it.
     

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