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post #11 of 15 Old 10-07-2008, 11:33 AM
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Two year old horses will often go through a skinny and narrow stage. She just needs time to mature. I agree, give her all the grass hay or timothy hay she can eat. I would cut out the alfalfa is she's not eating her grass hay.

For her "feed", I would go with a small amount of oats (one 2qt feed scoop a day) with alfalfa pellets ( 2-3 2qt scoops a day) and a vitamin supplement like Select II or Equi-Base Grass (Uckele Equine Nutrition). You can add some fat in there for extra calories. Corn Oil is easiest, start with just 1/4 cup and work your way up to 1 cup a day. Stabilized Rice Bran works well too, as does Nutrena Empower (flax/rice bran nugget).

This combo is high in protein, high fat, low starch, and has all the nutrients she needs, along with the alfalfa she likes ;). Once she's at a good weight, cut out the fat supplement (oil or whatever you decide to use) and cut the oats & alfalfa in half. I agree that simple is better. I won't feed my horses any sweet feed or feel pellets. My hard keeper gained weight and kept it on with a LOT less food once I switched to a more natural diet.
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post #12 of 15 Old 10-07-2008, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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how do I pm something peggy sue?????

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upper right hand corner under your name Private Messages:


Or click on my name and click where it says send private message

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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I sent you a PM. Woohoo

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WooHOO sent you one back and will dig here in about half hour!!

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