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    08-14-2009, 11:22 PM
  #1
Foal
Feeding to put weight on?

What do you feed your horses to keep weight on them?

Just curious to see the answers. :)
     
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    08-15-2009, 12:04 AM
  #2
Weanling
I dunno about the putting weight on I need my horses all need to lose lol
     
    08-15-2009, 03:23 PM
  #3
Foal
My rescue mare is getting
Senior Feed
Oats
Alfalfa cubes
All the hay she cares to eat ( she has a hard time chewing it so she rarely is seen choosing to eat it now)

Here is what she looked like before



And this is her this afternoon
     
    08-15-2009, 04:02 PM
  #4
dee
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Leap of faith -

Why is the mare having a hard time chewing the hay? If it's not just because she needs her teeth floated, you might try feeding her chopped hay. I had a horse that we had to run the hay though our chipper/shredder before she could eat it. Between that and wetting it down, she did great and was nice and fat the day she died - at the age of 36...
     
    08-15-2009, 10:37 PM
  #5
Foal
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Originally Posted by dee    
Leap of faith -

Why is the mare having a hard time chewing the hay? If it's not just because she needs her teeth floated, you might try feeding her chopped hay. I had a horse that we had to run the hay though our chipper/shredder before she could eat it. Between that and wetting it down, she did great and was nice and fat the day she died - at the age of 36...

Her teeth where floated but the vet said that her back teeth are almost gone. She quids the hay when she chooses to eat it. The Purina Senior feed that we feed has the hay pellets built in so she gets the hay pellets when we feed her.
     
    08-16-2009, 01:31 AM
  #6
Foal
I have a fatty so my problem is the exact opposite. But when there is a horse that needs weight, my preference is adding soaked beet pulp (without molasses) and including a rice bran feed.
     
    08-16-2009, 11:01 AM
  #7
Weanling
Beet Pulp, Alfalfa Cubes and Pellets, Rice Bran (26% fat, I believe), senior feed, hay and some flax seed.
     
    08-17-2009, 11:57 AM
  #8
Foal
I feed 1/2 pound Envision Classic Fortified Fat Supplement, 1/2 pound of ProAdvantage – Grass Formula Diet Balancer and 3/4 of a scoop of safechoice. My guys also get anywhere from 2-3 flakes of hay. This is what I give each feeding. It has really put great weight on my show horse and my 2 year old that I got in march who was WAY under weight. My 20 year old looks like he is 10. Both the Envision and Grass diet balancer are made by Progressive.

I hope this helps!
     

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