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post #41 of 44 Old 02-11-2013, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Good-oh. I'd just be splitting the supps between feeds too, particularly the omega 3 source.
Thanks for the tip, I did that today. I prepare his morning grain in the evenings, and I split up the supplements between the two servings. :)

Is there any particular reason for this? I assume it has to do with the concentrated nutrients in supplements? Any information is appreciated, and I'd just like to be as educated as I can!

I've attached a photo of him eating his dinner tonight. He's a filthy, scruffy Mudpie right now, but it's too chilly to give him a bath, so he's stuck with his daily grooming. (:
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The hills were bathed in moonlight, the shadows not so stark;
Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
– I love you, Mudpie!

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post #42 of 44 Old 02-12-2013, 05:47 AM
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Thanks for the tip, I did that today. I prepare his morning grain in the evenings, and I split up the supplements between the two servings. :)

Is there any particular reason for this?
Horses need to develop particular enzmes & such to digest particular feeds, which are hard/impossible to digest(particularly oil/fat) without. The enzymes don't last when not used, so as with everything else, building up gradually & feeding little & often is best.
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post #43 of 44 Old 03-07-2013, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Horses need to develop particular enzmes & such to digest particular feeds, which are hard/impossible to digest(particularly oil/fat) without. The enzymes don't last when not used, so as with everything else, building up gradually & feeding little & often is best.
Thanks! I've kept that up... he gets his hoof/joint (pellets) supplements in the mornings and his ulcer/omega (powder) supplements in the evenings. :)

He's currently eating orchard grass, which he likes quite a bit, and he's still eating his timothy grass pellets. We tried bermuda grass (after some shenanigans with our regular feed store running out of hay... ugh) for a couple weeks, but he really prefers orchard, so we've been sticking with that...

He has lost a tiny bit of weight since starting him on this diet, and his energy levels have also dropped (mega plus!), which I'm sure is attributed to both his main diet and also the calming supplement! I know it will take a loooong time for there to be any big difference in his weight, since he's doing zero exercise, but I really do sincerely wish that it wouldn't take so long! I'd love for them to just poof to the proper weight all the time! ;)

Thanks for all of your help!

The hills were bathed in moonlight, the shadows not so stark;
Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
– I love you, Mudpie!
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post #44 of 44 Old 03-08-2013, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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And I just ordered a Nibble Net moments ago! :)
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Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
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