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post #11 of 18 Old 10-19-2009, 01:14 AM
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Hmm. Well really, I wouldn't know if I need to give it or not. CoCo has just come from the track. She's in race condition.

I am feeding her 4lbs of Omolene 100 twice a day, plus three flakes of good hay twice a day. She's not on the greatest of pasture. I have been trying to give her more hay but she just tramples it and I'm not allowed to have a hay rack or hay bags (BO is a little umm.. left of center) in the stall.

I've thought about adding Weight Builder which I used with my last OTTBs but I'm trying to be a little more open minded.
Try adding hay pellets or hay cubes and a probiotic. That should help things along well.

Also, if you're not seeing good results, try taking her off the Omolene and putting her on a forage based diet with vitamins. I swear, my hard keeper gains more weight when with NO grain/feed than with it...

For weight gain, I would try something like:
  • 2 scoops (3 qt scoops) hay pellets (alfalfa or alfalfa blend)
  • 1 scoop of shredded beet pulp (soaked for 15-20 minutes, drain wanter, then add hay pellets)
  • Vitamin/Mineral supplement
  • Probiotic
  • simple Fat Source (flax or rice bran)
After she gains weight, pull her back to
  • 1 scoop (3 qt scoop) hay pellets (alfalfa or alfalfa blend)
  • 1/2 scoop of shredded beet pulp (soaked for 15-20 minutes, drain wanter, then add hay pellets)
  • Vitamin/Mineral supplement
  • simple Fat Source (flax or rice bran), half as much
If she gets too fat, remove the beet pulp completely. Or, if you're tired of soaking beet pulp, keep feeding 2 scoops hay pellets and remove the BP. Just add a little water if you're feeding milled flax or rice bran, to make it all stick.

This is a simple diet that will help her metabolism return to normal. She will gain weight better without being hot or hyper.
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post #12 of 18 Old 10-19-2009, 02:26 AM
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You would do better to buy Rice Bran in the flake form. That is what I do.

The thing with round bales isn't its quality - it is that mold often end up inside, and where it doesn't bother cattle, it will kill horses. It is hard even when a dry cut hay is rolled after cutting to dry very well and get air flow when it is rolled. . .but some people have no problem with it when it is very dry cut to begin with and stored dry.

40lbs of Rice Bran flakes is only $25 a TSC, and that is what we buy. I know of no cons to it. I love it.
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post #13 of 18 Old 10-19-2009, 02:35 AM
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I use Rice Bran but mine isn't an oil. I'm 99.999999% sure it is Rice Bran, it is quite exspensive but its worth it, I've found it also gives me a better proformance from my horse.

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post #14 of 18 Old 10-19-2009, 06:31 AM
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I feed Rice bran oil in winter to my girl - Great for helping keep condition on and also keeps the coat shiny

I didnt think it was that expensive myself was slightly higher than some of the other oils at the feed store but only like a couple of dollars...

notice result really quickly too :)
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post #15 of 18 Old 10-19-2009, 11:09 AM
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The man I get my hay from runs the ag department at a college here. His round bales are specifically for horses.

The rice bran oil at TSC was $25 for a month's supply.

I'm definitely going to check out the cocosoya oil.
Yep, same with the round bales Nelson has been on.

He's on the same round bales at this new barn, as what he was on when we were at the Fox Hunting/Eventing barn for the 3 years he was there.

This hay is also analyzed.

If you want to do the cocoasoya - contact Millbrook Tack in Grand Rapids Michigan.

I bought a HHHUUUGEEE container of it for only $30.00. Other places, wants to sell a 1 gallon container for $40.

My container is *only guessing* 4 gallons?

They even have a much bigger container, too big to even carry, that they sell for $50.00.

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Try adding hay pellets or hay cubes and a probiotic. That should help things along well.
Where can I find these luvs2ride? And what are probiotics? Are these worth it if your horse is already infront of hay continuously thoughout the day? Or are these only for horses who are lack there of?

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forage based diet with vitamins.
Can you give me some names of products? Like Buckeye? Or Purina? Or are you just speaking of the hay pellets or cubes?

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40lbs of Rice Bran flakes is only $25 a TSC, and that is what we buy. I know of no cons to it. I love it
I think I am going to pick up a bag.

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post #16 of 18 Old 10-19-2009, 01:15 PM
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The thing with round bales isn't its quality - it is that mold often end up inside, and where it doesn't bother cattle, it will kill horses. It is hard even when a dry cut hay is rolled after cutting to dry very well and get air flow when it is rolled. . .but some people have no problem with it when it is very dry cut to begin with and stored dry.
Mine are barn stored and quality hay. They are stored outside at my place, but I tarp them. As long as you have 2 or more horses eating off of one, they will consume the hay fast enough to avoid mold developing, so I leave mine out in the field, uncovered, for the horses to eat.
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Hmm making a list. As soon as I start getting down on Omolene I'm going to buy another feed. Would Purina Strategy be ok or specifically senior feed? The bran flakes - do all TSC carry them? I have to figure out if the one here carries it. I'm sure they do.

Trust me - the hay rolls wouldn't last long enough to get mouldy at this barn.

~CoCo 17hh 4 yo OTTB~
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post #18 of 18 Old 10-19-2009, 11:51 PM
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All TSC I've seen carry them. Feedstores can usually order it as well.
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