Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
Beau - 15.2hh. 1,100 pounds. 9 year old QH, easy/normal keeper:
AM- 2 lb. Blue Seal Carb Guard
PM- 2 lb. Blue Seal Carb Guard
Daisy - 15.2hh. 1,000 pounds. 16 year old TB, hard keeper:
AM- 3 lb. Blue Seal Carb Guard
PM- 3 lb. Blue Seal Carb Guard & 3 lb. (dry weight) soaked Blue Seal Haystretcher.
(The Haystretcher is winter-only. And soon to be replaced by alfalfa cubes.)
Cavalina - 13.3hh. ~600 pounds. 8 month old TB/Oldenburg, easy keeper but growing:
AM- 2 lb. Blue Seal Contender
PM- 2 lb. Blue Seal Contender
I feed 1.5 bales of either Orchard Grass or Orchard/Timothy (depending on which of our hay guys it came from) between the 3, so they're all getting +/- 20-25 pounds of hay a day. Plus a little pasture (there's not much left in the winter paddock).
Normally Beau and Daisy are on supplements, but I'm experimenting to see if I notice a difference without them. And I do. So I'll be picking new ones in the next few weeks. Beau will be on a multi-vitamin, joint and maybe hoof supp. Daisy will be on a weight and maybe a minor joint supp.
The only thing I change in the winter is if it's REALLY cold out and they haven't drank as much water out of their buckets as they normally do, I soak their feed with warm water. Just to make sure they're hydrated and to ward off impaction colic.
-Melanie Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina
Last edited by My Beau; 01-03-2010 at 04:03 PM.