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Interesting Diet article in relationship to hooves

The Horse's Hoof Diet Guidelines

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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I agree with that article...except I can't stand Uckele. I loved Triple Crown Low Starch feed!! Unfortunately it isn't sold where I moved to last May
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you know what is a challenge is finding about any horse nutrition information taht is not promoting or funded by one company or another ... makes my research hours hard and long sometimes

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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it's interesting how it does say to feed unlimited hay...so I guess even if it makes a horse fat (like Sonny's case) it's healthy for his feet? I duno
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horses digestion is actually designed to have constant foragee but we all know that is not always feasible LOL or affordable ... I have an air fern and it stinks sometimes keeping her at the proper weight without her getting OBESE on me

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yeah same...Sonny is definitely overweight...someone thought he was pregnant (I call him my pregnant boy now ).
It is definitely healthier to have a horse eat 24/7 but yes, the cost is extremely high.
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What I have done with mine is get a good low cal supplement and feed medicore hay and toss some good hay daily ... the yucky hay keeps them busy while I am providing nutrition elsewhere... as much as I hate round bales they are great for air ferns LOL .... keeps their gut moving while most of the sugars and stuff get washed away to a point anyway ... I have one mare that I add stuff to during the colder months because she doesn't do as well as my air ferns do ...

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What I have done with mine is get a good low cal supplement and feed medicore hay and toss some good hay daily ... the yucky hay keeps them busy while I am providing nutrition elsewhere... as much as I hate round bales they are great for air ferns LOL .... keeps their gut moving while most of the sugars and stuff get washed away to a point anyway ... I have one mare that I add stuff to during the colder months because she doesn't do as well as my air ferns do ...
unless you have an obnoxious diva of a horse like me he eats on round bales for 2 days and then lets the rest sit and rot My horse's free choice hay is basically me going out there 4 to 5 times a day and throwing him a few flakes.
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unless you have an obnoxious diva of a horse like me he eats on round bales for 2 days and then lets the rest sit and rot My horse's free choice hay is basically me going out there 4 to 5 times a day and throwing him a few flakes.

LOL I have one that away after 7 days while the other two clean it up... the air ferns will eat just about anything that isnt' too stemmy or moldy... I keep a close watch and when it gets to that point I pull a new one in ... they are such brats sometimes

I am out several times a day to check on mine as well and I am always looking at the windows at them to see what they are doing....LOL

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