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    01-21-2010, 12:47 PM
Feeding a baby

Ok, this is kind of an odd questions but I would really appreciate some help as I am a bit lost in this area.

Growing up on the West Coast we fed babies alfalfa and timothy or grass and did not supplement with sweet feeds or anything till they were in training. Here on the East Coast it's different, right now I am feeding my TB gelding coastal grass hay and a complete performance feed.

The filly I am bringing in is on coastal hay and a 12% sweet feed twice a day. Does that sound about right for what a baby should be getting?

Thank you!
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    01-21-2010, 12:51 PM
I personally don't believe in feeding sweet feed at all, especially to one so young. That much sugar isn't good for any horse. I would imagine that she would do much better on just the hay or maybe add a bit of a complete feed as just a supplement.
    01-21-2010, 01:02 PM
I would love to not have to supplement with anything but this coastal hay they have out here everyone says has little nutritional value. It's going to have to be her main staple of roughage but she is going to need something else to fill in the gaps.

I will go research complete feeds!
    01-21-2010, 01:14 PM
I agree with Smrobs. As far as the nutritional value in the hay find out what type it is exactly and get someone to balance a ration for you. For any suplement I like rolled barley and corn.
    01-21-2010, 01:53 PM
I tend to stay away from sweet feeds as well (unless as a treat) because of the high amount of sugar.

I would put him on the way, foal ration and complete feed. However alfalfa is still my first choice if you can get your hands on some.

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