How much grain ...
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

How much grain ...

This is a discussion on How much grain ... within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        02-23-2008, 05:35 PM
      #1
    Started
    How much grain ...

    Should I feed my mare... she is a 4 yr old tb and I have been giving her all in one that covers the bottom of the rubber feed bowl thing ... but I don't' know how much I should give her ... I am trying to get her to gain some weight ...

    Thanks! :)
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        02-23-2008, 05:39 PM
      #2
    Started
    What type of grain do you or do you plan on feeding?
         
        02-23-2008, 05:41 PM
      #3
    Started
    I have been giving her cob or all in one ...
         
        02-23-2008, 10:54 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    I've found that a lot of TBs (including my Paint/TB cross) need a lot more grain/hay in the winter to keep their weight on. My horse was on COB all through summer with just a tiny scoop in AM & PM. He started losing weight in the winter, so we kept gradually increasing his grain (and added sweet feed) until he gained his weight back and then stayed at normal weight. Now that it's getting almost into Spring, we're starting to cut back slightly on the sweet feed.

    It seems like it's an ever changing process. You'll need to keep adjusting grain amounts depending on weather and your horse's physical demands. Just do it all gradually, and it should be good. If your mare needs to gain some weight, add a little more grain...then reassess in about a week.

    There are also special Weight Builder grains that you can use.
    My horse responded well to the addition of sweet feed (although, some people oppose feeding molasses/sugar-loaded grains to horses).
    I've also heard of people adding a little dollop of vegetable oil to their horse's grain to increase weight gain.
         
        02-24-2008, 01:13 PM
      #5
    Started
    Cool ... thanks!
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:41 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0