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        03-27-2013, 02:51 PM
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    Originally Posted by tiffanyodonnell    
    I feed 1/2 cup whole flaxseed per day to all my horses for the last 6 months and everyone's health has improved. Their hooves stronger and coats soft and glossy. Mine lick it up the seeds and seem to enjoy the taste.

    I had trouble finding flax at the feed store. It was either ground ( and getting rancid) or they only ordered it one certain days because there wasn't enough demand. I ended up finding it at a bulk grocery food store and its human grade, 20 lbs for $20, which was cheaper than ordering it at the feed store.

    Do you need to keep it in airtight containers if its whole seed?
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    Yes, keep it in sealed or airtight containers if you can, just like any other food it will start going stale if the air and moisture have their way
         
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        03-27-2013, 03:02 PM
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    Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
    Did you ever just give the feed a quick sprinkle of water before feeding and giving it a quick toss? That's what I do and it makes the flax seed stick to the larger ration pellets, no picking through there!!! You want to eat the ration, well you have to eat the flax that's stuck to it!

    I did try water and even applesauce he picked out all the pieces with it "stuck" to it. Kinda made me giggle! Mind you he eats in about 5 seconds flat so how the heck he picks these little pieces out is beyond me!

    I don't find grinding inconvenient, only takes a minute more and he eats it, so it is worth it!
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        03-27-2013, 03:03 PM
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    Originally Posted by PercheronMom    
    I did try water and even applesauce he picked out all the pieces with it "stuck" to it. Kinda made me giggle! Mind you he eats in about 5 seconds flat so how the heck he picks these little pieces out is beyond me!
    And he's a Percheron? How the heck does he use those big old lips in such a dainty fashion!!! I do believe if I tried to pick the seeds out I would be unsuccessful!!!!! Indeed!!!
         
        03-27-2013, 03:06 PM
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    Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
    And he's a Percheron? How the heck does he use those big old lips in such a dainty fashion!!! I do believe if I tried to pick the seeds out I would be unsuccessful!!!!! Indeed!!!

    I love watching him eat, he takes those big lips and uses them almost like a trunk to move his food all around. It amazes me somedays how talented he is.
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