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post #1 of 6 Old 04-10-2012, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Economical and quality complete feeds?

I'd like to move away from all stock 12% pellets for my horses to something more complete and 'fixed'. I have a easily hot OTTB so keep that in mind but he also needs weight. He could us a few extra pounds of groceries on him but he's not SKINNY. I'm currently feeding them each 1 quart of rice bran - straight oats - 12% pellet mix twice daily. If we ride we give them 1 1/2 qts. They all get fed together and there's no way to split them up do they must be fed the same amount. I'd like suggestions, preferably name brands such as TC, Purina, Nutrena. But something more forage based and possibly under $15 a bag. I'm sorry but the Purina senior isn't economical for us with 4 mouths to feed at $20 a bag. Also, has anyone had any luck on a horse putting on weight after administering a probiotic? Thanks!
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-10-2012, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Oh and they are turned out 24/7 on timothy/ grass pasture
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Soaked Beat pulp is good fkr weight i believe and it lasts quite awhile my friend has all 5 of hers on one bag and lasted about 4 months i believe.
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My hard keeper gets beet pulp w/rice bran oil and Seminole Equalizer. It is a Ration balancer so it has more nutrients concentrated and he only eats 1 lb daily which is like 2 cups. It is 20 a bag but he eats so much less it lasts a longer time than his old feed. I would say it lasts him at least 1 month. Plus I don't need any other suppliments, so I find it cost efficient.
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Does anyone have any explanations for sudden soreness and tenderness on a 11 y/o OTTB back, rearend, and especially hind legs? It's very recent and signs started showing all at once over the course of a couple days. I haven't found an explanation yet, just that it got worse the more I rode. Chiro is coming out Thursday.
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I'd like to move away from all stock 12% pellets for my horses to something more complete and 'fixed'. I have a easily hot OTTB so keep that in mind but he also needs weight. He could us a few extra pounds of groceries on him but he's not SKINNY. I'm currently feeding them each 1 quart of rice bran - straight oats - 12% pellet mix twice daily. If we ride we give them 1 1/2 qts. They all get fed together and there's no way to split them up do they must be fed the same amount. I'd like suggestions, preferably name brands such as TC, Purina, Nutrena. But something more forage based and possibly under $15 a bag. I'm sorry but the Purina senior isn't economical for us with 4 mouths to feed at $20 a bag. Also, has anyone had any luck on a horse putting on weight after administering a probiotic? Thanks!
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Can you pull your horse from the herd & feed him while you wait? That way only he would be getting the more expensive food.
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