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    07-04-2010, 03:20 AM
  #1
Foal
Do you feed Minerals

I have heard that minerals are important to good horse health - do you feed and have you had good results?
     
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    07-04-2010, 04:33 AM
  #2
Yearling
My ponies have free choice access to a mineral block. And honestly, I see no difference in them, but there feed was examined and arranged by my vet/nutritionist in conjunction with my mum so I know its providing them with what they need.
     
    07-04-2010, 07:36 AM
  #3
Weanling
I feed Equilibrium .
Equilibrium Mineral Mix - Premium Equine Supplements - Vitamins, Minerals and Salt Supplement for Your Horse
     
    07-04-2010, 08:48 AM
  #4
Started
Loose minerals? No. Free choice blocks? Yes.
     
    07-04-2010, 11:36 AM
  #5
Yearling
Free choice blocks are best, that way they can eat them when they need to(helps to prevent them from overeating them and retaining water)
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    07-04-2010, 11:52 AM
  #6
Weanling
I also feed trace mineral salt blocks at free choice. I used to give them the kind with molasses mixed into it, but they went through those too fast--in a day or two.

Kubie gets a joint supplement which has helped him significantly. It has some minerals mixed in with it, but not much. I try to buy good quality feed, so I know that they are getting the nutrition that they need.

All of my horses get about 1/4 cup of soy oil mixed with their grain. It's not really a mineral per say, but it helps keep them shiny. It also prevents Kubie's powder joint supplement from blowing away in the wind.
     
    07-04-2010, 12:16 PM
  #7
Yearling
I feed a ration balancer (purina equalizer) and it works great. It was recommended by my vet and we have had great results. It's pelletted and you feed 200grams in the feed.
     
    07-04-2010, 03:17 PM
  #8
Showing
I add min/vit mix to the feed during the winter (as I give very little amount of pellets).
     
    07-04-2010, 04:42 PM
  #9
Foal
I have had great success with free choice minerals enabling each of my horses to eat the amount they need. I like red cal which are organic minerals - I use a simple mineral feeder in the pasture since it is free choice - don't have to mix and measure - I'm amazed at the ease and results.
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    07-04-2010, 05:35 PM
  #10
Yearling
The girls just get a nice hunk of mineral block.
     

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