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        06-05-2007, 07:22 AM
    I would let him have access to hay at all times or long grass. Separate the horses when feeding so he can have as much as he needs, there is a food that I use and within two day of useing it my horse gained wait it is called Gold NB high in fat and also if you can get your hands on lupins very good for putting on weight!....with the beet pulp yes it is good but it is more of a filling for the horse so that it fills full.
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        06-09-2007, 04:30 AM
    The problem with letting them graze all the time, and even have hay is that if their teeth are bad, or non-existant, then they have trouble chewing the grass/hay and can get a big ball in their mouth and choke on it. Watch your horse eat. If he is dropping a lot of feed when he eats, get his teeth checked and floated if necessary. When you get his teeth checked, then you can also find out if he has enough teeth to eat properly. When you watch your horse eat, if he is dropping "balls" or "wads" of grass/hay then he probably doesn't have enough teeth to eat it properly. We have 2 right now like that. A 28 y/o TB and a 22+ QH neither one can have hay, so they are on a complete feed. Good luck.
        06-10-2007, 03:52 PM
    Hay Stretcher is love!

    When I was trying to put wieght on a 27 year old gelding, it worked wonders. Agway is preferable over Blue Seal, but either way. It's fantastic.




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