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    04-05-2010, 04:43 PM
  #21
Weanling
Mine get beet pulp once a day every day in the winter along with hay fed twice a day. They get LMF super supplement year round. They are both very hot arabs and if they are fed any normal grains they get too much energy, even Alfalfa is too much for them. Plus they are only ridden every other day at the most.
     
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    04-05-2010, 05:15 PM
  #22
Green Broke
My 7yr old gets Senior feed 2x daily, plus grass hay and she has a couple mineral blocks (one in her stall, one in her corral). When we got her, she was a good 100lbs underweight, extremely dull and quiet.

She's a good weight now and is in great health. She's being worked pretty hard right now and since she had terrible nutrition in the past (sweet feed and whatever weeds/grass she found in a horribly overcrowded dirt pasture) it's not time to cut off the Senior Feed yet.

Sweet Feed is reserved for Farrier visits only. He gives each one a handful (well mine gets two.... she begs and he gives in) after he's done with their feet. Works well, they see his truck driving in and they are squealing at the corral gates ME FIRST!!!
     
    04-06-2010, 11:01 AM
  #23
Foal
I feed my guys once a day everyday all year round, in winter I give them a little more and half a biscuit of hay on top of there meals. Which is Copra, Equilibrium, gum nuts and some dolomite. :)
     
    04-06-2010, 12:20 PM
  #24
Green Broke
Hunter gets pellets 2 times a day plus hay 3 times. He will be going out daily to pasture starting sometime this month. He is still growing so will continue to get his feed for a while yet and then we will see.

This is what he gets (small scoop)

Matrix Fiber-Smart Horse Pellet.
Matrix Fiber-Smart Horse Pellet is a grain & molasses free diet with less than 1/2 the NSC's and sugar than traditional diets. It contains high levels of digestable "Super Fibers" providing "Cool Energy" for both maintenance & performance horses. This feed contains PHN's Vitamin mineral pack and high levels of natural enzymes for improved digestive system health and live yeast culture for improved fiber digestion.
Guaranteed Analysis
Protein.......14% (min) Fat....... 4% (min) Fibre....... 20% (max) Calcium........1.10% (actual) Phos.......0.65% (actual) Selenium.......0.90 (mg/kg) Vit A....... 17500 (iu/kg) Vit D....... 1550 (iu/kg) Vit E....... 390 (iu/kg)
     
    04-06-2010, 12:30 PM
  #25
Banned
I grain every single day. I do not miss. He looks forward to it,
If it makes your dad happy graining why take away his simple pleasure?
     
    04-06-2010, 12:35 PM
  #26
Green Broke
William has a handful of cubes in the morning, he usually gets turned out after and stays out until about 4-5, depending on whether I am going to ride him or not. So he grazes all day, when grass quality os poor and in winter he has some hay in the field too. He has another handful of cubes when he comes in or after I ride. He will then have a rack of hay to last him the night (it doesnt). He is 'porky' as my instructor says, so he is restricted.
     
    04-06-2010, 12:45 PM
  #27
Banned
I grain every day, 2x per day.

I think, OP, you are not what most people consider feeding grain. Giving a small handful as a treat is simply that. Giving a treat.
     
    04-06-2010, 05:27 PM
  #28
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by RiosDad    
I grain every single day. I do not miss. He looks forward to it,
If it makes your dad happy graining why take away his simple pleasure?
His horses are getting fat and I don't want them to founder, it scares me.
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
I grain every day, 2x per day.

I think, OP, you are not what most people consider feeding grain. Giving a small handful as a treat is simply that. Giving a treat.
They get a scoop of sweet feed after riding, so I guess that would be a treat.
But my dad was giving them sweet feed 1-2 times a day, and they just sit in a pasture and munch on a round bale all day without much if any excersize.
     
    04-06-2010, 06:49 PM
  #29
Banned
Quote:
Originally Posted by paintluver    
His horses are getting fat and I don't want them to founder, it scares me.

They get a scoop of sweet feed after riding, so I guess that would be a treat.
But my dad was giving them sweet feed 1-2 times a day, and they just sit in a pasture and munch on a round bale all day without much if any excersize.

I still think "who are you to tell your dad what he should do"???

One persons idea of fat might not be anothers.
Some like their horses fat, so like them lean.
Do you think that a scoop or two of sweat feed it going to make all that much difference??
     
    04-06-2010, 06:59 PM
  #30
Weanling
Cutter gets a qt and a half of grain twice a day everyday and about 6 flakes of hay a day.
He's in moderate work (4-5 rides a week)
     

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