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    10-22-2008, 06:06 PM
  #11
Weanling
But wouldn't you think she needs the vitamins and minerals and stuff?
They only have salt blocks.and I rerely see her lick it.
     
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    10-22-2008, 08:14 PM
  #12
Banned
I'd say get a mineral block. Just because you don't see your horse lick it doesn't mean she doesn't get it.
     
    10-22-2008, 09:37 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Grazing Muzzle.
More riding/exercise.
NO extra feed.
More deworming.
Magnesium supplement daily (helps horse utilize the sugars and calories in the hay).
     
    10-22-2008, 09:42 PM
  #14
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by chasin the dream    
but wouldn't you think she needs the vitamins and minerals and stuff?
Use SmartPak's SmartVite Easy Keeper Grass. Mix it with just a few handfuls of feed along with a magnesium supplement. This will make sure she's getting all the vitamins she needs, plus the extra magnesium helps easy keepers stay in better shape (helps them utilize the calories better).

And yes, horses should have access to a salt block, even if you don't think she uses it. She will lick/munch it when she needs it. I use the red mineral blocks.
     
    10-23-2008, 12:39 AM
  #15
Weanling
Chasin the dream- You said she gets 2/3 scoop a day, why don't you cut that back to 1/3. That way she still gets the proper vitamins, and you don't have to add all those suppliments like I have to do at the ranch.. Some of the 39 horses that I feed get: SuperVite, CloeVite, Fast-track, Lysien, wormer, amplify, bute, and some oils... lol it can be crazy sometimes..

Be aware that if you are about to hit winter then your horse is going to stop gainin weight. So aslong as she gots hay, water, and grain then she will lose weight magically with no exercise lol . Let the crazy ol' man winter shed some of her weight off for you.

     
    10-23-2008, 01:50 AM
  #16
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Brandon    
Chasin the dream- You said she gets 2/3 scoop a day, why don't you cut that back to 1/3. That way she still gets the proper vitamins
Feeding less than the recommended amount on the side of the bag does NOT provide proper vitamins... Which is why I won't feed sweet feed or feed pellets. For most, you have to feed 4-7 lbs a day for minimum nutritional values.
     
    10-25-2008, 07:30 PM
  #17
Yearling
Our pony seems to have a large belly too but when the chiro came to see him this last time, she said he isn't fat, it's because his back is starting to drop some......
     
    10-25-2008, 07:38 PM
  #18
Banned
Horses can definitely get enough vitins and minerals just from eating good quality hay. The only time my horse gets grain is when I go to see him...and he only gets a small scoop...not even half of a full scoop...and he shares with the goat (hehe...he glares at me for giving the goat some grain).

As long as the hay the barn is giving your horse is good quality, fresh, and not sun-bleached, then it will have lots of vitamins and minerals.
     

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