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        02-02-2011, 02:04 AM
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    Yearling
    Cubes!

    I was having a lot of trouble with my previous boarding facility and my entire team finally decided to move out! We are all at a very nice boarding facility now... however my only issue is that they feed cubes exclusively.
    I am close enough to my horse now that I can see him as many times a day as I wish... so I bought a bale of alfalfa (which is his normal diet) and have been giving him that when I visit him. I drive a teeny car and am only able to buy a bale at a time. Which is CRAZY expensive at $22.50 a bale. He's a big guy, and can go through a bale pretty quick when he's in full training.
    Does anyone have any experience with cubes?? His teeth are fine and he eats them up... but it just doesn't seem natural for a horse to eat that kinda' thing. I'd love some opinions on this.
         
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        02-02-2011, 12:22 PM
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    Yearling
    We feed 100% soaked cubes to our older girl. She's in her mid 30's and has lost all but 4 of her teeth. As long as they're feeding at the same rate of poundage that they would feed hay at there's nothing wrong with it. Long forage (hay) should be your first choice but cubes are excellent. You'll also find that your horse may drink a lot more water and we all know how important that is......

    Would the BO let you get a few bales delivered to the barn? Might be a bit cheaper.
         
        02-02-2011, 12:55 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    The only risk cubes present is the possibility of choke if your horse eats too fast and the possibilty of ulcers or stall vices if he is standing around with nothing to do or eat.

    If they're feeding alfalfa cubes, then I would buy some kind of grass hay, Bermuda, Orchard, Timothy, mixed, etc., and hang a couple flakes in a small mesh hay net. That will give him something to do when his cubes run out, and the grass hay should be cheaper. The small mesh hay nets make it harder for the horse to get hay out, so it takes a lot longer for them to eat the hay.
         
        02-03-2011, 01:17 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    Ah! Fantastic information! Thanks to you both!
         

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