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    10-30-2011, 02:45 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Feed for a yearling

Rodeo has days where he is slower than others. He's just kind of sluggish like. BO and I have been talking about giving him a feed more made for his needs. I believe he is on Purina Strategy right now. Does anyone have any suggestions? Any and all would be GREATLY appreciated, as Im horrid with the whole feed thing.


Thanks so much!
     
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    10-30-2011, 02:56 PM
  #2
Foal
I feed my yearling the strategy and a pound of the growth.
     
    10-30-2011, 03:02 PM
  #3
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by rschenkel    
I feed my yearling the strategy and a pound of the growth.
Pound of the growth? Is it Purina?
     
    10-30-2011, 03:06 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Purina feeds are going to be the easiest for me to get. Southern States is another one that would be easy for me to get to.

Purina reccomended Equine Junior and Southern States recommends Legends Grow and Perform.
     
    10-30-2011, 04:08 PM
  #5
Foal
Yes its Purina and I feed it 2x's a day. The girl I bought her off of was feeding her that. I asked my vet about it and she said it was good. She also said you really don't want the yearling chubby keep them on the thin side or they grow to fast. So adjust the growth accordingly If you see they are getting chubby.
     
    10-30-2011, 04:22 PM
  #6
Showing
I feed my youngsters Purina Ultium Growth. I've had great results with it. A little on the expensive side but worth it for the amount used.
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    10-30-2011, 04:24 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I'm not looking for a new feed due to weight. Bo suggested I feed him feed made more for him. She's saying he's acting sluggish. I'm going out there here shortly so
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    10-31-2011, 03:05 AM
  #8
Green Broke
What kind of hay is he getting?

I wish my guy would chill out just a little!

I feed my yearling a large flake of alfalfa 2x's a day and nearly free choice bermuda hay (we have no pasture). He only gets 1/2 pound of Strategy, just enough to give him a little scoop of vitamin/mineral supplement.

Basically, it's the alfalfa he thrives on. I try for his diet to be 50/50 alfalfa and grass hay. Alfalfa gives the protein, calcuim and calories he needs to grow and the bermuda helps balance it out and gives him something to much on throughout the day.

I used to feed him several pounds of the Ultium Growth but it was getting expensive and my yearling bounces off the walls, so I cut it out of his diet months ago. But it IS a really good product.

I think the basis of any horse's diet should be really good quality hay. If you get the hay right, then everything else is just supplementing it to make sure he isn't missing any important nutrients.
     
    10-31-2011, 10:39 AM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
What kind of hay is he getting?

I wish my guy would chill out just a little!

I feed my yearling a large flake of alfalfa 2x's a day and nearly free choice bermuda hay (we have no pasture). He only gets 1/2 pound of Strategy, just enough to give him a little scoop of vitamin/mineral supplement.

Basically, it's the alfalfa he thrives on. I try for his diet to be 50/50 alfalfa and grass hay. Alfalfa gives the protein, calcuim and calories he needs to grow and the bermuda helps balance it out and gives him something to much on throughout the day.

I used to feed him several pounds of the Ultium Growth but it was getting expensive and my yearling bounces off the walls, so I cut it out of his diet months ago. But it IS a really good product.

I think the basis of any horse's diet should be really good quality hay. If you get the hay right, then everything else is just supplementing it to make sure he isn't missing any important nutrients.

Good question! I did ask how much he was getting, they said that the vet told them they didnt need to give hay since their pastures are so nice. But he gets about 1 flake right now. Like I said, not sure what kind it is.

I didnt see where Rodeo was acting sluggish what so ever though!!! He was very forward, and I had no problems getting him to break into a canter on the lounge. I was told that he was sleeping out in the pasture, and they had to make him get up because they thought he was sick. After they made him get up, he walked off and grazed.
     
    10-31-2011, 11:27 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Hmm. My baby used to nap A LOT. I used to go out and see him laying down all the time. Less lately though. Maybe he's just enjoying the sun.
     

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