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    07-19-2009, 09:51 PM
  #11
Showing
I agree more hay, free choice if you can. I started my dull coated, skin allergy plagued, 3 year old filly on Omega Horseshine. I have been very impressed by it.
I get it from Smartpak in the daily premeasured doses. I noticed they had it at TSC as well if you have one in your area. I love the Smartpak premeasured things though
     
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    07-20-2009, 01:44 AM
  #12
Weanling
Well I already bought the Omolene 200 and I heard great things by it so I just started him on it this evening. I was just wanting to know if anyone else has tried it, I just called it sweet feed because it smelled sweet.

I also had already put in the order from smart pak in the premad paks of Nu-Image and Horseshoer's Secret!! Once they get here I will start him on that.

I will keep y'all updated with him AND I will continue to ride him lightly. I would understand if I started him under a year like some race horses AND ran him hard but I don't even run him at all. He is very well taken care of and thank you for your concern but I feel my horse will do great on the supplements that I have chosen for him. I already took some before pictures and I will share some After pictures after the supplements and feed has already started making changes. As for feeding him more, he is already on a 1 1/2 flakes of alfalfa in the morning and 1 1/2 at night. I don't want to feed him any more than that as alfalfa tends to make him hot if too much. I have tried the grass hay around here and I will Never get it again, after trying from many different ppl, every bale was full of foxtails. This isn't the best place for hay I guess, idk.
     
    07-20-2009, 10:21 AM
  #13
Green Broke
I have tried Omelene. It put weight on my easy keeper, but it also turned her into a total witch (PMS-y mare), spooky on trails, and her feet started growing in poorly after a couple months on it. All of these corrected when we switched from grain-based feeds to a forage based diet with proper vitamins.
     
    07-20-2009, 10:39 AM
  #14
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by APHA MOMMA    

I will keep y'all updated with him AND I will continue to ride him lightly. I would understand if I started him under a year like some race horses AND ran him hard but I don't even run him at all.
Race horses are usually started at 20-24 months old, not under a year old.

Even "light riding" can have long-term effects on young joints. Just some food for though, I won't say any more on the subject .

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He is very well taken care of and thank you for your concern but I feel my horse will do great on the supplements that I have chosen for him.
Then why did you come here for advice? You asked if what you picked was good, and I (and some others) are saying it's not (the Omelene).

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As for feeding him more, he is already on a 1 1/2 flakes of alfalfa in the morning and 1 1/2 at night. I don't want to feed him any more than that as alfalfa tends to make him hot if too much. I have tried the grass hay around here and I will Never get it again, after trying from many different ppl, every bale was full of foxtails. This isn't the best place for hay I guess, idk.
Straight Alfalfa can be fine, though adding grain will definitely make him high as a kite. He should be on 1.5-2.5% of his body weight a day in hay. If you can't feed him any more Alfalfa, then I would suggest trying to find timothy or bermuda (or a blend with one of those) of hay cubes. Timothy hay is also a good choice.

Good feet, a shiney coat, and good muscle tone starts with good nutrition. Adding supplements may or may not help if you don't have a good, balanced diet to start with.

I would have him on either Triple Crown 12% supplement or Grow N Win Alfa, 2-5 lbs dry weight of beet pulp (shredded with NO molasses, soaked or dry), and 1 cup of stabilized rice bran (no Omelene or grain or other feed). That will give him all the nutrition he needs, high fat, and a shiney coat. He will stay calm, his coat and feet will improve, and you will save money too. You may not need to add hay cubes or any extra hay to his diet if you feed enough beet pulp.
     
    07-20-2009, 10:47 AM
  #15
Showing
Have you used the pre-measured packs before? You're going to love them. I have a dog on a supplement as well as one horse. It makes feeding time so easy with each of their "treats" in their own storage drawer.
The auto order is great too. They are right on top of it when you need to change an order or put off a shipment. You can do it all online. I just love Smartpak, can you tell?
     
    07-20-2009, 06:19 PM
  #16
Weanling
Luvs2ride1979, you know, now that I think about it, I have heard that beet pulp also does wonders, so maybe after this bag of Omolene I will try that instead, thanks for reminding me about it.

Oh and I meant racehorses being ridden under 2 not under a year, lol, whoops, thanks for the correction.

I came here asking because I wanted to see if anyone has had any experience with these 3 things, I look at all the negatives and the positives. The reason why I started with Omolene is because it was recommended and before the trainer he was on just a typical sweet feed but he never ever got hot headed whatsoever so I figured Omolene would be fine for him. He was nice and healthy before the trainer and then when he came back he was really ribby and dull looking, I seriously don't think they fed him enough for when they were working him, and they had him in a box stall with just a cubed in area outside to walk, but they told me they had him on plain grass hay and I just don't think he took to it well.

The vet also told me that he could be going through a goofy stage and a growth spurt. I went and measured him yesterday and he is now 15.1 hh when last year at this time he was 14.1 hh. He is really leggy still and down hill so I am hoping he can get out of that. I just wanted to help his process of fattening him up since the heat doesn't help at all with just feeding him the alfalfa. It was 114 degrees yesterday, bleh, I don't know how much more of this heat I can handle.

I am totally open to all suggestions though so don't get me wrong, I just wanted to also hear who else has used the stuff and the result. So if Scout shows me the first signs of being a little butthead like your mare was a witch, I know that it is the food, but yah, I am really thinking about the beet pulp now. :)

Oh Vidaloco, I have never tried the smartpaks before but I always got the catalog for the website and there stuff but I was finally like, hmm... I should really try this, probably would make it alot easier since it is premeasured. If Scout does well on it I will keep him on it and then when my 2 little colts come along I will add them on with Grow Colt in the smartpaks. :) I can't wait for it to come in, it says they will get here on the 28th, yay.
     
    07-20-2009, 06:49 PM
  #17
Green Broke
If you want to do beet pulp and keep doing smartpaks, I'd do a smartpak of SmartVite Maintenance Alfalfa, SmartHoof or Farriers Formula, and Omega Horseshine (4 scoops, 4oz) or Cocosoya Ultra (2 scoops/6oz). Once he's up to a good weight, you can cut out the Horseshine or Cocosoya, or reduce it to the regular maintenence level.
     
    07-20-2009, 07:01 PM
  #18
Weanling
Well is the beet pulp also great for the hooves also along with a shiny coat and maintaining a good weight? If so then can't I just stick to that instead of giving him so many different other things?

I tried the Omega Horseshine because a friend of mine had it and let me sample some but Scout is such a picky eater that he REFUSED it with anything, we even tried it in sweetfeed and with molasses on it. :( Grrrr.... That horse won't even eat a apple or carrot, haha. Never heard of the cocosoya so I will have to look into that.

Now on beetpulp? Is it naturally something that taste good for horses? Man I sure hope so. What about Grow Colt for when my weanlings get here? Is that a good idea or is there something else that may work better to supplement them with?
     
    07-20-2009, 10:12 PM
  #19
Green Broke
Beet pulp only adds fiber and calories. It doesn't have much else in the way of nutrients or fat. You would be replacing the Omelene with it, and adding the SmartVite to round out the vitamins and minerals he needs. The rest of the stuff is up to you, if you think he needs it.
     

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