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        07-14-2010, 02:04 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Very helpful info - thanks!! Might not need to feed the beet pulp this season, but come winter it would come in handy for a couple of our mares.
    And hey - maybe then I will even mix up a bowl of my own and eat 'breakfast' with the horses hahahahaha!!
         
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        07-14-2010, 02:05 PM
      #12
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    How much is a scoop in this case?
    I use a 1 oz. Scoop, Always.

    Casper's a notorious sipper, so I'm always having to dress his feed with the salt/baking soda mixture.

    In 32 years of owning horses I've only had one with impaction colic, but that was one too many!

    The other two drink really well, so I'm not worried about them.

    Rockin, I really can't see why a human would want to eat beet pulp, but it's not inedible, so go for it.
         
        07-14-2010, 02:09 PM
      #13
    Trained
    I heard that about Metamucil, but I wasn't sure how much to give. Please, do tell! Ricci is about 1300lbs.

    And I'm officially storing away the "electrolyte" mix. It may come in handy. =]
         
        07-14-2010, 02:16 PM
      #14
    Showing
    Give him two 1 oz. Scoops once a week.

    My Arabs get one 1 oz. Scoop per week, and my TB gets two 1 oz. Scoops per week.

    I use the sugar free orange flavor. The horses, especially Casper, seem to like it. Casper likes anything orange flavored.

    I usually dissolve it in water and pour it over their feed, but some folks just pour it over dry.

    Sand Clear and Metamucil both have psyllium, which is the ingredient used to prevent sand colic.

    If you look on the premade electrolyte containers, the active ingredients are iodized sodium (salt) and bicarbonate (baking soda). Making my own is much cheaper.
         
        07-14-2010, 02:49 PM
      #15
    Trained
    Robin if you really want to feed an oil feed Soybean oil instead of Corn oil. It has a better ratio of omega3s and 6s.

    But I'd go with the other's suggestions
         
        07-14-2010, 03:08 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Thanks all...great info! What about feeding black organic sunflower seeds (BOSS)?? Good idea? Also going to try the 'electrolytes'!
         
        07-14-2010, 03:12 PM
      #17
    Showing
    BOSS is an excellent choice.

    It's actually black oil sunflower seeds, not organic.
         
        07-14-2010, 03:31 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Ohhh I see!!

    So just get a bag of BOSS and throw in a cup or so with their feed and they eat it all right up?

    Sounds easy enough and a healthy addition to their diet!!
         
        07-14-2010, 03:32 PM
      #19
    Banned
    BOSS gives you the fun of having sunflower plants growing in weird places too.
         
        07-14-2010, 03:34 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    BOSS gives you the fun of having sunflower plants growing in weird places too.

    Nice!! Hahaaha
         

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